Mecademic Announces International Partners for Small Industrial Robot Arms

As global demand increases for easy-to-use robots, Montreal-based Mecademic is scaling in North America, Europe, and Australia with automation experts.


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Montreal-based Mecademic has announced partners in North America, Europe, and Australia as it expands its global offering of compact and precise robot arms.

As global demand continues to increase for small industrial robot arms, Mecademic Robotics has increased its production capacity and regional presence. The company yesterday announced its expansion into regional markets in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, and Australia through new value-added partners to better serve its customers.

Mecademic claimed that it makes the world’s smallest, most compact, and most precise SCARA and industrial robot arms. It said its customers include some of the world’s leading brands, as well as disruptors in aerospace and automotive manufacturing, as well as the medical, jewelry, and electronics industries.

The Montreal, Quebec-based company welcomed the following automation providers to its network of vendors: Allied Automation, The Knotts Co,, Electromate, Pagès Group, LMZ, and Andrew Donald Design Engineering.

“We’re proud to count these automation solution providers amongst our partners,” said Ahmed Mostafa, director of sales and strategy at Mecademic. “Their expertise benefits our customers, while their physical proximity allows for live demonstrations of our robots, which are unique to the market.”

New partners have industry expertise

Allied Automation is a full-service distributor in Indianapolis with expertise in manufacturing engineering and partnerships with industry-leading brands. The  supports customer needs in the areas of programmable logical controllers (PLCs), PCs, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), motion control, machine vision, safety light curtains and scanners, structural guarding, and workstations.

Berkeley Heights, N.J.-based The Knotts Co. works with manufacturers of industrial, automation, and robotics products. Knotts collaborates with customer experts to create higher-level solutions including technology, products, integration, machine-building, and other services for increasing performance, productivity, and profitability.

Electromate in Vaughan, Ontario, is known for its high-performance robotic and mechatronic systems. It has been recognized as one of the best workplaces in Canada for multiple years and is a recipient of the Canadian Business Excellence Award for 2021.

Montreal-based Pagès Group includes four brands: Polymac, Pagès, Pagès Medical, and Pagès Robotics. Pagès Group supplies complete automation solutions to professional plastic converters worldwide across a range of sectors, including food and beverage, cosmetic, and medical.

Lenkering Montage und Zerspanungstechnik GmbH (LMZ) is based in Steinfeld-Mühlen in northern Germany. LMZ specializes in machine construction and machining technology. Its service portfolio includes process development, project planning, and construction of assembly and test systems, as well as linked production lines.

Andrew Donald Design Engineering in Victoria, Australia, said it specializes in the design and building of turnkey automation systems. ADDE added that it is a “full-service” solution provider with experience in implementing automation for the pharmaceuticals, food, and general manufacturing industries.

Mecademic continues growth

Jonathan Coulombe and Ilian Bonev founded Mecademic Robotics in 2013. The two co-founders initially targeted the robotics research and education sector. The company’s name, a combination of “mechanics” and “academic,” represents these beginnings in academia.

Coulombe and Bonev studied what the automation industry needs and what was missing. They said they decided to fill the gaps by introducing a robot that was uniquely small, compact, and easy to operate. 

In addition to expanding its vendor network, Mecademic said it has sustained rapid revenue growth thanks in large part to an increased demand for its robotic arms, end effectors, and accessories. The company said it serves applications such as assembly, pick and place, inspection, and machine tending.

Earlier this month, Mecademic received Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Award. The award recognizes the achievements of Canadian technology companies, highlighting their commitment to innovation, continued resilience amid a global pandemic, strong leadership, and rapid revenue growth.

This is a joint GRITEC-Mecademic webinar on micro-automation best practices.

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