AV&R Vision & Robotics and IMAC Automation Complete Merger

AV&R and IMAC Automation are uniting their strengths in order to offer more complete automation, robotics and machine (digital) vision solutions to their customers.

AV&R Vision & Robotics, a Canadian company specialized in automation for the aerospace industry, and IMAC Automation, specialized in manufacturing automation and aluminum die casting equipment, announce today that they have successfully completed their merger. The result is the birth of AV&R, the largest aerospace industry robotics firm in the world and one of the largest engineering firms specialized in automation in Quebec.


AV&R will be led by Jean-Francois Dupont, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of AV&R Vision and Robotics. He succeeds Eric Beauregard who will continue to be involved as a member of the company's Board of Directors.

AV&R and IMAC Automation are uniting their strengths in order to offer more complete automation, robotics and machine (digital) vision solutions to their customers. The new group is comprised of a team of 120 people, including 80 engineering graduates, in its Old Montreal and Saint-Bruno offices.

This merger was made possible through the support of Fondaction CSN, financial partner since 2006, and by the financial contribution of the Solidarity Fund QFL.

AV&R now brings together the expertise that will enable it to improve its offer to its local and international clientele under three distinct brands:

AV&R Aerospace adds integration services to its expertise in visual inspection and robotic finishing, going as far as automating a complete production line;

AV&R Automation will also continue to serve existing customers in Quebec in their various sectors of activity, adding skills in machine (digital) vision and robotic finishing to its local offer.

AV&R Die Casting benefits from the offer of secondary operations integration in inspection or in robotic finishing to its CADENCE 100T product and from the international notoriety of AV&R to shine a light on this innovative product.

The new AV&R group is broadening its international scope, as AV&R Vision & Robotics and IMAC Automation were both recognized references in the field of automation. For more information about AV&R: www.avr-global.com/en/

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