Premier Tech, Rivière-du-Loup, Canada, acquired the Mexican company IDTec Automatización. Premier Tech said its acquisition will allow it to offer local aftermarket support for Mexican and Latin American companies. Together, IDTec and Premier Tech aim to exceed expectations in terms of client experience especially for technical support, parts deliveries and preventive maintenance programs on packaging equipment lines.

“After positioning ourselves in Brazil in 2015, the only next logical step was to have a local presence in the second largest economy in Latin America — Mexico,” said André Noreau, president of systems and automation at Premier Tech.

Noreau added that with the acquisition, Premier Tech will gain 60 new team members with automation experience, including roughly a dozen accomplished field technicians and engineers.

Established in Mexico in 2000, IDTec Automatización is an integrator of robotic systems that specializes in end-of-line applications and material-handling solutions. Premier Tech said the acquisition of this growing business will allow it to pursue the development of its worldwide client experience. Clients of the food and beverage, automotive and consumer industries will gain access to a variety of robotic systems, including bottle handling, pick and place, sacks and bags handling, vacuum lifting and palletizing.

“This relationship will allow us to reach new clients and markets by joining one of the world’s largest supplier of industrial packaging solutions,” said Gerardo Vallejo, general director at IDTec Automatización. “This collaborative approach solidifies our commitment to deliver best-in-class solutions to our clients around the world.”