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B&R Continues Worldwide Success & Expansion in US Market

April 202006
B&R Continues Worldwide Success & Expansion in US Market
Automation specialist Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH (B&R) based in Eggelsberg, Upper Austria achieved worldwide sales of €190 million compared to €165 million reached in the previous year. This corresponds to an increase of 15%. Continued innovation and technologically advanced systems have made it possible for B&R to double revenue over the last five years. B&R is currently second place in Europe when it comes to integrated automated solutions for manufacturing series machines. We are certainly pleased to announce that this positive trend is continuing. An increase in revenue of about 15% is also expected for each of the next few years. To guarantee leading innovations, approximately 17% of the company’s revenue is reinvested exclusively for research and development. This success allows B&R to continue strengthening their position as a leader of innovative technology in the field of automation.

B&R has been setting automation trends for 27 years and is the largest private commercial company in the industry. With 120 offices in over 50 countries, B&R is present all over the world. In addition to drives, controllers, and visualization systems B&R's portfolio also includes fully integrated automation solutions and complete software tools. www.br-automation.com

Continued Expansion in the US Market
B&R USA has been contributing to B&R’s worldwide success with continuous expansion in the US market. The B&R Automation Distribution Partner Network was officially launched in 2002 and with the latest 3 Partner companies Automation Solutions New England, LLC, AutomationSolutions Atlantic, LLC and Cates Control Solutions (CCS) signing in March 2006, we are proud to announce that B&R USA today has entered into business relations with a total of 10 successful US distribution companies. With 24 offices throughout the US, covering a territory of more than 27 US States B&R is now truly there for its US customers locally. Further expansion is under way and B&R US has set itself the ambitious goal to cover most US States with local representatives by the end of 2006.

New B&R USA Distribution Partner – Automation Solutions New England, LLC
Automation Solutions New England, LLC (ASNE) is located in Hartford, CT and is covering the territory of CT, VT, RI and parts of NY, NJ and MA.

“We are very excited to get started with the B&R product line. Our engineers see the value in the integrated approach. We are looking forward to growing with B&R in the US and exploring new markets”, says Richard Manders, President of ASNE. www.Auto-Sol.com

New B&R USA Distribution Partner – AutomationSolutions Atlantic, LLC
Automation Solutions Atlantic, LLC is located in Beverly, MA and is covering the territory of ME, NH and parts of MA.

“AutomationSolutions Atlantic is a group of engineers whose main expertise is in high tech electro-mechanical motion control and machine automation. We help our OEM clients select and deploy electro-mechanical systems, and provide most of the high tech components to complete their machines. B&R broadens our technology reach to include full machine control and visualization. B&R gives us a competitive advantage against Allen-Bradley and like firms. Technical innovation and creative problem solving are the glue that binds AutomationSolutions Atlantic and B&R to the New England OEM marketplace”, says Wayne Ferrari, President of AutomationSolutions Atlantic, LLC. www.ASAtlantic.com


New B&R USA Distribution Partner – Cates Control Solutions (CCS)
Cates Control Solutions (CCS) is a technology distribution company who has been supplying automation and control products to manufacturing companies for over 25 years. Since the company’s foundation in 1978 CCS has evolved into an automation solutions company with strong product and application expertise focused on providing customers with exceptional service. Cates has locations in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio and is covering the territory of TX and OK. www.cates.com

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