I-Cubed Industry Innovators Inc. and Yaskawa America, Inc. sign a Robot Supply Agreement for the North American Waterjet Market
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada – May 8, 2017. I-Cubed Industry Innovators Inc. (I-Cubed) and Yaskawa America, Inc. through its Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa Motoman) announced today that they have signed a robot supply agreement for the North American waterjet market. Under this agreement, I-Cubed will sell robotic waterjet cells to new and existing Yaskawa Motoman customers and it will provide maintenance and retrofit services to Yaskawa Motoman’s existing installed base with the automotive industry for Canada, USA, and Mexico.
“Yaskawa Motoman has an extensive customer base with waterjet cutting applications. This, combined with I-Cubed’s extensive experience with robotic, waterjet and other cutting applications, is a match that will enhance customer service and continue to grow the market,” says Casey DiBattista, President of I-Cubed. "We will continue to increase our customer base and promote high tech solutions for the marketplace. The relationship between our two companies continues to grow with respect and integrity in all areas of the business. We will provide new, innovative capabilities and ongoing support to the automotive industry. We have the technical expertise and application knowledge to execute large programs successfully.”
“I-Cubed has integrated many robotic solutions in the waterjet market using Motoman® technology for many years,” says Steve Barhorst, President and COO of Yaskawa Motoman “It has a long history of robotic waterjet system integration and service utilizing its high talent base, and we are proud to continue to expand this relationship with I-Cubed in the automotive marketplace.”
I-Cubed Industry Innovators Inc. is an entrepreneurial high tech machinery manufacturer which provides automation solutions with innovation and integrity. Established in 2008 by the Company’s CEO David Bunker, I-Cubed is an employee-owned Canadian corporation.
The company’s products are a broad range of industrial automation tools centered on custom-designed robotic machinery and waterjet equipment. The company has 50+ employees and operates from modern facilities in Stoney Creek, Ontario. I-Cubed shares its facilities with sister company Southport Thermal Components Inc., a custom component manufacturer with expertise in the use of waterjet technology to provide a competitive edge to itself and its customers.
About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 360,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding.