OMRON Corporation, Japan, announced plans to acquire Adept Technology, Inc., Pleasanton, Calif.

"We are delighted Adept Technology, a world leader in robotics, has agreed to join OMRON,” says Yutaka Miyanaga, president of OMRON’s industrial automation business. “This acquisition is part of our strategy to enhance our automation technology and position us for long-term growth. Robotics will elevate our offering of advanced automation."

"We are excited about the opportunity to join OMRON, a global leader in automation,” adds Rob Cain, president and CEO of Adept. “Together, our products will offer new innovative solutions to customers all around the globe."

Following the transaction, Cain will continue to lead Adept.