How Proax is supporting its employees, vendors and customers during COVID-19

On behalf of Proax Technologies, we want to let you know that we are committed to supporting you and your team during the emerging situation of COVID-19. Our priority is the health and safety of our staff, customers and vendors. As a company, we are taking the below precautions and also continuing to follow the guidance of local health authorities:

  • Social distancing in the workplace
  • Sanitization of our offices and high touch areas
  • Stopping all non-essential travel
  • Self-isolation for up to 14 days for employees returning from travel outside of Canada
  • Monitoring the health of our employees
  • Establishment of work from home capabilities for employees

While we will keep operating with extreme caution, we are committed to supporting the needs of our customers. We assure you that we are focused on meeting delivery times, processing your orders and continuing to provide technical services to meet your needs. Our team is ready to assist you with any product inquiries or project solutions.

Visit Our Homepage as we have completed a number of additions to our website and have full online capabilities to process orders. We have also worked closely with our major suppliers to provide you with current inventory held at Proax and with these suppliers. We have an online chat available which has access to technical support as well. We now also have a number of virtual training events we are hosting which we hope you will find valuable.

We thank you for choosing Proax Technologies as your technical automation distributor and wish the very best to you and your families while we work our way through this challenging time.

Proax Express - Summer 2017

The latest Proax Express newsletter is now available!

In this Summer issue you'll read about the following topics: back on the Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo Toronto and Proax Innovation in Automation Shows, printed Proax product catalog, summer feature products and even more.

Proax Express - Fall 2017

The latest Proax Express newsletter is now available!

In this Fall issue you'll read about the following topics: Oakville and Surrey offices are moving, our new office in Quebec City is now open, pictures of our summer events, ABB Promotion, Phoenix Contact surge protection, Omron robotics, featured products, upcoming training events and even more!

Proax Express - Winter 2017

The latest Proax Express newsletter is now available!

In this Winter issue you'll read about the following topics: our new employees, our current Phoenix Contact cable duct promotion, ABB Medium Voltage products, our partner Omron's office move, our partner Rittal receives EFC award and even more!

Proud to be the 1st SMC Elite Distributor in Canada

Proax is pleased to announce that we’ve become Canada’s first and only SMC Elite Distributor. This is an exclusive status with only 10 Elite Distributors in North America.

SMC has established requirements for its distributors and the Elite level is at the top. It requires an extensive investment by the distributor in training, technical personnel, value added services and inventory along with meeting the targeted sales volume. Proax has invested heavily in personnel with 10+ SMC factory trained employees across Canada along with an inventory investment of $2 million.  Proax has created manifold assembly shops in Windsor, Oakville, Cambridge, Laval and Vancouver to provide customers customized services with quick turnaround times.

Partnering with an Elite SMC Distributor such as Proax allows you to benefit from our technical expertise, our large local inventory and our outstanding service. Get in contact with your Proax Representative today or access our inventory online to take advantage of this opportunity!

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From left to right: Yoshiki Takada, President, SMC Corporation, Stephen Daub, President & CEO, Proax Technologies, Ken Riehl, Director of Business Solutions, Proax Technologies, Kelly L. Stacey, Senior Vice President, SMC Corporation.

 

Proax Technologies Acquires Systematic Fluid Power

114-C Shoemaker Street, Kitchener ON N2E 3G4

For the past several months Proax Technologies Ltd and Systematic Fluid Power Ltd (SFP) have been in discussions to determine the feasibility of forming a strategic partnership. Today we are pleased to announce that we have concluded an agreement and it is with great excitement that we can now announce that Proax will assume full ownership of Systematic Fluid Power effective February 1, 2020.

Systematic Fluid Power Ltd is a technical distributor of automation and motion control products.  Similar to Proax, they take a technical approach to solving the challenges customers face and offer a range of standard and non-standard automation products.  Systematic Fluid Power has a high reputation for its quality of service and is a great fit for the Proax family; we felt their dedication to excellent customer service reflected well with our own values and goals.

This is a very strategic acquisition as it will increase our presence in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph region. We are working on enhancing our ability to serve our customers in this region and to provide the most advanced product offering and technical automation solutions to our combined customers.

We want to ensure that the excellent customer service and quality products that SFP has provided to the customers in the past will continue. We are dedicated to maintaining the staff and providing our support and assistance during this transition.

Proax Technologies has offices across Canada and is proud to represent world-class manufacturers in the industrial automation field. This allows us to offer customers the best possible products and solutions. With our highly trained staff, Proax offers top customer service, technical support and fast response time.

Over the next few months, we will be getting to know our new customers. We look forward to the opportunity to better understand their needs and answer any questions. For your convenience, we have included a Q & A document that addresses some of the questions we felt you might have concerning this acquisition.

For more information please contact:

Stephen Daub, President Proax Technologies Ltd 2552 Bristol Circle Oakville, ON L6H 5S1 (905) 829-2006

Nicole Forrester, Operations Manager Systematic Fluid Power Ltd 114-C Shoemaker Street Kitchener, ON N2E 3G4 (519) 895-1200

 

Questions and Answers

 

Will you retain the Systematic Fluid Power office?

We will be reviewing our location needs and it would be our intention to move the current Proax group and the Systematic Fluid Power group into one facility. Details will follow shortly.

 

Will we be changing any of our suppliers?

We do not expect any major changes with existing lines and are working on expanding the current line with complementary products to help better serve our clients. We will be in discussions with our key vendors in the next few months; more information will follow.

 

What can our customers expect?

For Systematic Fluid Power customers, we look forward to maintaining the high level of service and working with the Systematic Fluid Power staff to introduce new complementary products and services.

 

How about Purchasing?

Systematic Fluid Power will continue to operate as a separate entity and will complete its own purchasing with the assistance from S.B. Simpson and the Proax’s operations department.  We want to ensure we have as little interruption as possible with a focus to make sure the customers are not affected during this transition.

 

Will Systematic Fluid Power Ltd name change?

Systematic Fluid Power will continue to operate under the same name; however, we intend to operate under the banner of Proax Technologies in the near future.  This date will be advised shortly.

 

Tell me about Proax Technologies?

Proax Technologies is a leading technical automation distributor that offers innovative product solutions in the areas of automation and robotics, motion control and machine safety; creating close relationships with our valued customers, vendors and employees. Proax has been in the market place for over 55 years and we continue to grow and expand our product line and services to meet our customer’s needs.

Currently, Proax has over 180 employees with 13 branch locations coast to coast.

We look forward to working with Systematic Fluid Power staff to expand each other’s expertise to bring solutions to our customers.

Omron Automation Americas and Proax Technologies enhance customer experience through 4-year challenge

Industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas announce best result of 4-year channel initiative, which focused on furthering the Omron mission

Launched in 2017, the initiative challenged Omron’s channel partners to further the company’s mission of improving lives and contributing to a better society by striving for accelerated growth while challenging each other. Since its launch, the Proax team has risen to the challenge by making significant investments in technical staff dedicated to Omron products and solutions, their expansion through strategic acquisitions and the addition of new offices all across Canada. This increased synergy between the Omron and Proax teams not only reinvigorated team members across both organizations, but highlights the limitless potential of a fortified partnership.

“This is very exciting news for the Proax Team and a testament to the long term partnership we have had with Omron for over 39 years”, states Stephen Daub, CEO of Proax. “When Omron announced the challenge to all Omron distributors, the excitement built within Proax as it aligned perfectly with our established goal to become Omron’s largest partner, with the technical skills to represent their many world-class products. With the support of our customers, staff and the professionals at Omron, we are pleased to become Omron’s largest and fastest growing distributor in North America. We look forward to celebrating with staff, customers and our partner Omron.”

Robb Black, President and CEO of Omron Automation Americas echoes Daub, “Proax has been an exceptional partner over the past 39 years. They have continued to grow and invest in Omron despite the challenges of the current pandemic. I am proud of their accomplishment and look forward to the future achievements between both companies.”

“We consider this initiative key to improving our customer experience as it supported our customers’ goal of improved machine safety and increased efficiency”, shared Peter Brouwer, VP of Sales US and Canada. “Additionally, both Omron and Proax continued to invest in additional staff to develop unique and complete automation solutions for their customers. In the spirit of betterment of lives, Omron will give a portion of our increased sales to our Omron Global Foundation, our charitable arm that donates to local charities and communities in need.” Having grown into one of the largest stocking distributors in Canada, Proax Technologies continues to be well poised to help customers solve problems with strong technical expertise, exceptional product offerings from Omron.

COVID-19 Update: Proax Remains Open as an Essential Supply Chain Service

On behalf of Proax Technologies, we want to let you know that we are committed to supporting you and your team during the emerging situation of COVID-19. Our priority is the health and safety of our staff, customers and vendors. As a company, we are taking the below precautions and also continuing to follow the guidance of local health authorities:

  • All non-essential staff have moved to a “home office” situation
  • Essential staff are practising social distancing in the workplace
  • Sanitization of our offices and high touch areas
  • No visitors allowed into our offices
  • All meetings & events are being held by conference call
  • Continually monitoring the health of our employees

Proax is considered an essential service, and we are doing everything we can to supply to other essential services, such as: major pharmaceutical, food services, hospitals etc. While we will keep operating with extreme caution, we are committed to supporting the needs of our customers. We assure you that we are focused on meeting delivery times, processing your orders and continuing to provide technical services to meet your needs. Our team is ready to assist you with any product inquiries or project solutions. We have a very large inventory available to you and will process all requests promptly.

Please visit our website Proax.ca as we have completed a number of additions to our website and have full online capabilities to process orders. We have also worked closely with our major suppliers to provide you with current inventory held at Proax and with these suppliers. We have an online chat available which has access to technical support as well. We now also have a number of virtual training events we are hosting which we hope you will find valuable.

We thank you for choosing Proax Technologies as your technical automation distributor and wish the very best to you and your families while we work our way through this challenging time.

Proax is now a distributor of HIWIN

We are pleased to announce that we are now a distributor of the HIWIN product line, a leader in motion control and system technology. Their product offer includes linear guideways, ballscrews, actuators, linear motors, torque motors & rotary tables, crossed roller bearings and more. This addition comes in line with the enhanced mechanical team and product offering announced last year by Proax. This newly added line will be available to all our clients throughout Canada since this is going to be implemented on a national level. We are eager to show you the features and value-add of this new specialized partner, our internal staff will be available shortly for virtual presentations and informational calls. Stay tuned and stay safe!

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About Proax Technologies 

Proax Technologies is a leading technical automation distributor that offers innovative product solutions in the areas of machine automation, robotics, motion control and machine Safety; creating close relationships with our valued customers, vendors and employees. We've been in the marketplace for over 55 years and we continue to grow and expand our product line and services to meet our customer’s needs. Currently, Proax has over 180 employees with 13 branch locations coast to coast. Our key point of difference is our in house technical solution team that enables us to provide solutions dedicated to customer-specific product or solution needs. We have a team in all regions to assist you with technical support across our entire range of products. 

About HIWIN 

HIWIN management philosophy is to integrate global resources for continuous innovation, to provide a better way of life and a better working environment for mankind, to achieve the goal of continuous operation through practices of professional excellence, working enthusiasm, and enterprise responsibility. Their mission statement is to provide a better way of life and a better working environment for mankind. The company has been established in 1989, in Taichung, Taiwan, they also have several overseas subsidiaries in Germany, USA, Japan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, etc.

Proax Technologies Acquires C&B Industrial Ltd.

For the past number of months we have been in discussions with C&B Industrial Supplies Ltd. and it is with great excitement that Proax Technologies Ltd. announces the acquisition of C&B Industrial Supplies Ltd.

C&B Industrial Supplies Ltd. has been a leader in the supply and service of compressed air equipment and industrial pneumatic components in Atlantic Canada for the past 32 years. They have a strong reputation of providing exceptional customer service with a focus on offering first rate, cost effective solutions to their customers. C&B’s unique offering of services such as; preventative maintenance calls and detailed service agreements will remain a priority.

I am particularly pleased to work with Roger Rowe and the rest of the team at C&B Industrial Supplies. Roger will remain active to ensure continuity for customers and employees, and to help ensure a smooth business transition. We are working on a business plan which will focus on strategies to enhance our ability to serve our customers in the Atlantic region and to provide the most advanced product offering and technical solutions. Proax Technologies and C&B Industrial share a similar value proposition of “Exceeding Expectations” and providing innovative product solutions using the highest quality products available. Geographically, this will add to our current locations in St Johns Newfoundland and Moncton NB as we strengthen our presence and continue our growth in the Atlantic region.

Proax Technologies with locations in Surrey BC; Windsor, London, Sudbury, Cambridge, Barrie, Oakville Ontario; Laval, Granby, Quebec City Quebec; St-John’s NL & Winnipeg MB represent word class manufacturers in the industrial automation field, allowing us to offer customers the best possible products and solutions. With our highly trained staff, Proax offers top customer service, technical support and fast response time.

Over the next few months, we will be getting to know our new customers & suppliers. You will have an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions. For your convenience we have included a Q & A document; we have addressed some of the questions we felt you might have concerning this acquisition. Click here to access the Q & A

 

Regards,

Stephen Daub President & CEO

 

 

Our Vancouver office is moving in April!

We have exciting news! We will open our doors on April 9th in a more spacious facility positioned in the heart of the Lower Mainland. Your loyal support has helped us to grow, and this move will allow us to serve you better and accommodate a continued growth for years to come.

Our new address is : 10230, Grace Road, Surrey (BC) V3V 3V6

Directions

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