The food and drink industry invests in robots

According to the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA), during the second quarter of 2010, British companies in the Food & Drink sector have spent more money on investments in production automation equipment than companies in the Automotive sector.

The Food & Drink sector, thanks to important investments in packaging, handling and palletizing equipment, accounts for 17% of robotic equipment purchases, right behind the Pharmaceuticals sector (19%).

The robotics business unit of Zenon SA has now been acquired by the Theodorou Group

The Robotics and Industrial Automation unit of Zenon SA has now been acquired by the Theodorou Group of companies and has been incorporated to the group as Zenon Automation SAICT. The Robotics unit of Zenon, specializing since 1987 on the design and installation of industrial handling, packaging and warehousing systems, continues this way its successful course in the industry.