Adept Technology Enhances Sales Network in North America

With the addition of several manufacturers' representatives and distributors

Pleasanton, Calif., January 16, 2014 - Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP),

a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and
services, today announced that it has enhanced its sales network in North
America with the addition of several manufacturers' representatives and
distributors. The distributors are Shelley Automation and VINSSA; the
representatives are Anton and Associates, Phister Equipment Company, and
Sunstate Sales.

"Adept has significantly expanded its sales channel in North America and we
welcome these new manufacturers' reps and distributors to the Adept team,"
said Merrill Apter, Adept vice president of North America sales. "Each was
selected for their deep understanding of factory automation and robotic
technologies and applications, and for their established customer
relationships in many of Adept's core markets. We plan to leverage this
enhanced sales force to expand our presence in strategic markets for
state-of-the-art automation solutions that boost productivity, quality and
efficiency on customers' processing lines."

Shelley Automation (Toronto, Canada) is Adept's distributor covering all of
Canada. Founded in 1959, this well-recognized, value-added provider of
automation and control solutions offers Adept products through its
substantial sales force and provides service and support via its offices
across Canada.

VINSSA (Saltillo, Mexico) is Adept's distributor covering all of Mexico.
Established in 1983, VINSSA is an experienced distributor of industrial
equipment and supplies. VINSSA offers Adept product sales through its
regional agents, and service and support from multiple offices throughout

Adept's new manufacturers' representatives each bring decades of experience
in high-technology industrial product sales in their respective regions.
Factory automation specialists Anton and Associates (Denton, Texas)
represents Adept in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Phister
Equipment Company (Cincinnati, Ohio), industrial equipment representatives
since 1937, covers Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Sunstate Sales (Bradenton,
Florida), specialists in quality automation and machine tool components, is
Adept's representative for Florida.

About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile
solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed,
quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing,
and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance
motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance
technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous
capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems
and services to high-growth markets including medical, electronics, food and
semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including
machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is
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