Microscan completed purchase of Siemens' machine vision business

Microscan is showing machine vision expertise with acquisition of that business from Siemens.


Renton, WA – The first official day for the newly-acquired Siemens machine vision business unit to operate as Microscan was Sept. 22, 2008. The next day, the newly integrated Microscan exhibited at the Assembly Technology show in Rosemont, IL, with a combined product offering of Auto ID and Vision Inspection solutions. The next tradeshow will be the Vision show in Stuttgart, Germany Nov. 4-6.
According to Laura Hoffman, director of marketing for Microscan, “Overall, Microscan is very focused on enabling a smooth and successful integration of all acquired Siemens product lines. At the same time, we place high priority on open communications with our employees, distribution sales partners, and customers. The integration efforts are going very well so far, and we are proactively working now on product re-branding and product cross training.”
Siemens’ Machine Vision business, formerly RVSI Acuity CiMatrix, which Siemens Energy & Automation Inc . purchased in 2005, had been a subsidiary of Robotic Visions Systems Inc. of Nashua, NH. The acquisition is expected to enhance Microscan’s technology leadership position in customer-focused traceability solutions by expanding into machine vision imaging and inspection.
Microscan, a designer and manufacturer of precision data acquisition and controls, is focused on solutions for electronics, life sciences, and automotive industries. The company plans to keep the Nashua location open and retain the majority of the workforce. For customers and distribution partners transition of ownership is expected to be seamless.
“The purchase of Siemens Machine Vision Business allows Microscan to expand our vision and smart camera portfolio to the benefit of our customers and partners worldwide,“ said Jeff Timms, president, Microscan. "Vision products for identification and inspection are a growing aspect of the precision data acquisition and control market. The acquisition of the Siemens Machine Vision Business brings with it a depth of expertise in data matrix and vision product design that is second to none…This acquisition will nicely position us against our competitors in our targeted markets.”
Dennis Sadlowski, president and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., added, "Since acquiring the company in 2005, Siemens has made considerable investments in the portfolio, facilities, infrastructure, and employees of its machine vision business. I’m confident that the combination of these investments and Microscan’s ability to engage a focused sales force will ensure the continued success of this business.” He said that Siemens will continue to focus on the industrial identification (Auto ID) segment and strengthen its RFID and 1D/2D code reading systems portfolio.
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Siemens acquires RVSI Acuity Cimatrix

- Oct 17, 2005

–  Control Engineering News Desk
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