Gleason Corporation announced a new name and operating structure for Distech Systems effective January 1, 2016. The automation business will be named Gleason Automation Systems and will operate as a division of The Gleason Works.
Acquired in May 2014, Gleason Automation Systems is a leader in the design and manufacture of factory automation systems. Gleason Automation Systems manufactures a complete line of automated tray stacking systems integrating secondary operations like washing, inspection, gauging, marking, visioning and part tracking. Gleason robotic work cells are adaptable and interface easily to customers' new or existing equipment. Gleason Automation Systems serves various industries, including automotive and machine tool, as well as pharmaceutical and medical applications.
John J. Perrotti, president and chief executive officer of Gleason Corporation said "As we have integrated Distech into our operations along with our increased focus on providing machine systems solutions it made sense to change the name to Gleason Automation Systems. We see many opportunities to build on the current capabilities and provide customers both inside and outside of Gleason's traditional markets with new solutions to improve quality and productivity."
Gleason Automation Systems will continue to operate with its current staff at its manufacturing facility in Gleason's facility in Rochester, New York.