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Akhurst and Omnirobotic Sign Distribution Agreement to Commercialize Autonomous Robots for the Woodworking Market

Akhurst Machinery Limited & Omnirobotic Inc. have concluded a strategic distribution agreement to commercialise advanced and autonomous robotic equipment. Effective August 1st, 2023, Akhurst is an official distributor of Omnirobotic’s autonomous machines across Canada. Akhurst and Omnirobotic will collaborate to promote and install autonomous sanding machinery in the woodworking market, specifically kitchen cabinet manufacturers.

With the ongoing labor shortage crisis, both parties anticipate this partnership will bring a cost-effective solution for woodworking manufacturers looking for simple-to-use automation solutions.

“We are pleased to enter into this distribution agreement with Omnirobotic. Our customers have been asking us for an automated sanding solution for quite some time now. Omnirobotic products use cutting-edge technology but are provided with a straightforward user interface. We believe this unique combination of productivity, quality, and simplicity will make this equipment the de facto standard for any kitchen manufacturer looking to expand his business and reduce costs. When it comes to shaker-style panel sanding, This robotic sanding machine is second to none. There is no need for manual touch-ups after the robot has finished sanding. Right now, this is the only equipment able to do that on the market” – Ryan Akhurst, Vice President – Akhurst Machinery.

“Akhurst is known for building trust with customers, providing them with reliable products and outstanding services. Partnering with Akhurst to offer our advanced sanding technology makes perfect sense as both companies are looking to help the woodworking sector with advanced and reliable solutions. We are pleased to be working with very experienced people who are very knowledgable of the market need to introduce our products and giving us valuable feedback.” – Francois Simard, CEO – Omnirobotic.

About Akhurst Machinery Limited

Akhurst Machinery Limited is one of North America’s largest independent machinery distributors, with five branches strategically located across Canada, along with a sales office dedicated to their U.S. customer base. Akhurst has built a portfolio of suppliers that include the most reputable names in the business for equipment, tooling, & supplies, and they are justifiably proud of the partnerships that they share with their valued suppliers. Akhurst offer customers local support that is unparalleled in the industry. Working as a full-service organization, it helps customers with the selection of equipment, financing, installation, training, parts support, and after-sales service. Akhurst Machinery Group also includes the operations of Cantek America Inc. and Leadermac USA who are set up to distribute equipment directly and through dealers throughout the United States.

About Omnirobotic Inc.

Focused on building products that help manufacturers – and society – grow, Omnirobotic Inc. designs and manufactures proven and advanced machines that make a difference. Based in Montreal, Omnirobotic’s award-winning team has more than 25 years of experience in machine vision and robotics integration, and more than 15 years of experience in designing and structuring complex software products, including early use of AI. They’re dedicated to bringing more autonomy to manufacturers of all kinds through the power of autonomous robotics. With their innovative autonomous product, they are improving working conditions while solving the skilled labor shortage, giving them more autonomy through the power of autonomous robotics products, creating a future where there’s no labor shortage, no hard and painful work, and no more wasted time and resources in factories.

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