Beckhoff Automation, Savage, Minn., opened a new office in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The 2,223-square-foot facility will boost the ability for Beckhoff to supply and support manufacturers, machine builders and tech companies throughout the region.

The Laval office establishes an automation solution center for Beckhoff customers in Quebec, located within driving distance from downtown Montreal and Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The facility boasts collaborative space for customers and employees to develop innovative automation and control projects. A dedicated training room is available to increase engineering knowledge of Beckhoff PC-based control solutions and to enhance programming expertise in PLC, motion control, safety technology, IoT connectivity and more.

“Beckhoff strives to meet customers where they are to provide expert service on an individual level,” says Calvin Wallace, managing director of Beckhoff Canada Ltd. “The strong legacy of manufacturing in Greater Montreal, and Quebec in general, spans a number of industries that increasingly rely on PC- and EtherCAT-based control technologies. Flexible, high-performance solutions from Beckhoff are perfectly suited for all manufacturers in the region, from machine building to automotive assembly, consumer products and more.”

“We are excited about all the new opportunities that the Laval office now makes possible,” adds Ted Sarazin, regional sales manager for Quebec and eastern Canada. “Customers across Canada, and regionally here in Quebec, have recognized the benefits of control systems that feature PC-based hardware, EtherCAT networking and TwinCAT software technology. This office location makes direct interactions with customers more efficient, as we provide local product support and application engineering to help their business operations grow.”

“Beckhoff will continue to increase its regional office footprint into 2019 with additional new North American facilities planned in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida and in the Mexico City area,” says Aurelio Banda, president and CEO.