B&R Receives Visit from Canadian Ambassador
(Left to right) Embassy Counselor Simon-Pierre Rhéaume, Managing Director Hans Wimmer, Canadian Ambassador Mark Bailey and Sales Manager Christian Kastinger.
Canadian Ambassador to Austria Mark Bailey recently visited industrial automation provider Bernecker + Rainer (B&R) in Eggelsberg. Meeting with Managing Director Hans Wimmer, Bailey learned about the company's latest products and other factors that have contributed to its rapid growth around the world – including in Canada.
B&R is a key strategic partner for Canadian machine builders in industries ranging from packaging and plastics to special-purpose machinery.
“Our highly qualified team of support, development and sales engineers accompany our customers through every step – from conceptual design to software implementation and even intelligent service concepts,” says Christian Kastinger, who oversees B&R's sales activities in North America. “With our offices in Toronto and Montreal, we are close to our customers in the hotbeds of Canadian machine building.”
Wimmer and Kastinger led the ambassador on a tour of B&R's own smart manufacturing operations.
“What I've seen here at B&R has been very impressive. Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT are the talk of global industry, and here in these ultra-modern facilities you can experience them in action," said Bailey.