Premier Tech, based in Rivière-du-Loup, quebec, has acquired the company IDTec Automatización. This first acquisition in Mexico will allow Premier Tech 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.

Established in Mexico since 2000, IDTec Automatización is a leading integrator of robotic systems specialized in end-of-line applications and material handling solutions. Consistent with Premier Tech’s desire to provide world-class after-sales service, the acquisition of this growing business will allow Premier Tech to pursue the development of its worldwide client experience.

Through this acquisition, IDTec – a Premier Tech company becomes the reference in high performance automated systems for Mexican and Latin American companies. 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.

“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. We will now have 60 new team members with automation experience where roughly a dozen are accomplished field technicians and engineers. We will be in a better position to serve our large installed client base and deliver our WE CARE guarantee – our client promise,” said André Noreau, President of Premier Tech – Systems and Automation.

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