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Jenoptik wins $64M of automation and traffic orders in North America

10 May 2021

Robotic manufacturing control and road safety system contracts in the US and Canada announced in first quarter of 2021.

Photonics company Jenoptik has secured new automation orders in the US and Canada in the first quarter of 2021 totaling more than $40 million. The systems ordered are intended to raise efficiencies in automotive manufacturing.

The orders “from Automotive Tier 1 key accounts” consist of automation lines to produce structural assemblies for several major automotive OEMs and include cutting-edge technologies in welding, part handling and assembly.

The engineering and production for these orders will be shared between the Barrie, Canada and Rochester Hills, Michigan locations, with deliveries expected in Q4 2021 and early Q1 2022.

These orders are the direct result of the collaborative efforts of Jenoptik’s Global Sales, Engineering and Operations teams which are present in the USA, Canada, Spain and Germany, and are an example of the performance capabilities of Jenoptik’s Light & Production division as a strategic development and optimization partner focused on machine integration, process automation and quality control.

“We help our customers navigate a continuously evolving production landscape through comprehensive integration solutions that help bring multiple complex technologies and processes together. Our core differentiator here is that our Light & Production division brings photonics, automation and integration to the table from one source,” commented Jenoptik President & CEO Dr. Stefan Traeger.

Jenoptik wins $24M secures traffic safety orders

Jenoptik has also received traffic safety equipment orders in the first quarter of 2021 totaling over $24 million (approx. €20M) in the US and Canada. These help supporting Vision Zero initiatives.

The orders consist of existing road safety equipment as well as Jenoptik’s latest release of the Vector camera platform. This camera platform was developed as a complementary enforcement device for the measurement of instantaneous speed detection and combined high performance ALPR/ANPR (“Automated License/Number Plate Recognition”).

In locations where vehicle speeds need to be managed over a short distances, the system provides a cost effective solution, allowing those responsible for road safety to address collision hot spots.

“Our road safety solutions represent a step forward in safer cities with our traffic enforcement technology,” said Traeger. “We are happy to be able to contribute with our solutions to more traffic safety in North America.”

Vision Zero is a multi-national road traffic safety project that sets key road safety objectives and initiatives, focusing on lowering fatalities and serious injuries while encouraging shared responsibility for road safety, thus making communities safer.

“From large cities to small towns, increasing numbers of municipalities have committed to Vision Zero in the US. We are seeing an increase in transportation departments, public health and other public officials such as mayors' offices stepping up and leading initiatives to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities thus increasing public safety,” he added.

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