Beckhoff Automation recently moved its Canadian headquarters to Cambridge, ON, to increase warehousing and customer support capabilities. The 11,000-square-foot office offers space for customer training, seminars, sales activities, technical support and an Innovation Lab for application testing and proof of concepts with the latest Beckhoff technologies, including the XPlanar “Flying Motion” system and the eXtended Transport System (XTS).
The new facility also offers the subsidiary a larger central warehouse, ensuring more on-hand stock and fast deliveries to Canadian customers, the company says.
After several years in Mississauga, Beckhoff Canada decided to grow in Cambridge due to its status as a renowned technology hub. The Waterloo Region is the centre of Canada’s industrial technology market, with the country’s largest cluster of robotics and automation companies and its preeminent engineering school and research centre focused on robotics, automation and artificial intelligence. The new office sits right off Highway 401, Canada’s largest superhighway, making it convenient for local visitors and those arriving from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
“The new Cambridge headquarters has increased not only our corporate footprint but also our capabilities to serve Beckhoff customers,” according to Calvin Wallace, managing director of Beckhoff Automation Ltd.
“We are excited to be located in the technology-rich Waterloo Region, which puts our team closer to key customers and partners in the automation industry. In addition, this office includes ample space that will help customers receive technical support and trainings in core subject areas.”
In addition to the new Cambridge headquarters, Beckhoff Canada continues to invest in the strategically important Montreal and Vancouver markets with regional offices in Laval, QC, and Burnaby, BC. Beckhoff maintains numerous regional offices in prominent metropolitan areas across North America, including U.S. headquarters in the Minneapolis area and Beckhoff Mexico, established in 2019, in Mexico City.