OMRON Corporation announced its entry into a stock purchase agreement to acquire a 100 percent stake in Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. of California (DT), which will result in DT becoming a member of the OMRON Group. The acquisition is subject to customary conditions to closing. Omron expects the acquisition to close in early September, 2015.
With headquarters in Chatsworth, California, DT is a control device company in the United States. This acquisition is part of OMRON’s strategy to promote its development of factory automation technology and strengthen its sales capability in the control device business. Through the acquisition of DT, OMRON aims to reinforce its technology development and engineering capabilities in the field of motion control designed to drive manufacturing equipment. Merging products and technologies of both companies will also enable delivery of optimized motion control solutions globally through combined distribution networks.
OMRON has extensive lines of control components and equipment, ranging from image-processing sensors and other input devices through various controllers to output devices such as servo drives and servo motors, along with a range of safety devices and in-panel controllers. Combining these products, OMRON continues to offer a wide range of advanced automation solutions to manufacturers worldwide.
DT, as a specialist manufacturer of motion controllers, boasts renowned and powerful development and systems integration capabilities that enabled the company to develop, manufacture, and market what is widely recognized as the world’s highest level motion controller, dubbed “PMAC.” This product is now used mainly by US and Korean producers of semiconductor and LCD manufacturing equipment, machine tools, packaging machines, among others.
This acquisition will allow OMRON to combine DT’s PMAC motion controller with its wide range of products and offer new solutions to its customers globally. By leveraging DT’s sales network, equipped with highly skilled engineering capability, OMRON will provide DT’s customers with high-performance solutions comprising OMRON’s control devices and DT’s PMAC. OMRON will also aim to expand applications of its solutions by adopting the high-performance motion control technology that DT has accumulated over many years.
Through the acquisition of DT, OMRON will further advance its leading automation technology. In addition, by promoting manufacturing innovation together with its customers, OMRON will steadily reinforce its industrial automation business, one of the pivotal strategies of OMRON Group’s long-term management strategy, called “Value Generation 2020,” as it works to drive further growth for the future.