Omron Automation relocates facility to South Carolina   

Feb. 16, 2024
New plant will manufacture Omron’s motion controllers and drives, bar-code readers, and machine vision and verification systems.

Omron Automation Americas announced it will relocate its current Renton, Wash., facility to Greer, S.C. The company said the strategic decision is meant to expand its production capacity in the Americas, improve lead times and provide enhanced service.  

“We have conducted a thorough search of potential manufacturing locations and have selected a site that can best serve the future needs, competitive pricing and expectations of our valued customers," said Mark Sadie, the managing director of Omron Automation Americas. 

The facility will manufacture Omron’s motion controllers and drives, machine vision, bar-code readers and verification systems, with future plans to include some of the company’s highest-demand technologies currently made in other factories. Omron will also establish a state-of-the-art Proof of Concept Center where customers can see solutions in action, collaborate with experts and proactively validate solutions. The company said the relocation will occur by May.  

With headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Omron supplies sensing, control, safety, vision, motion controllers and robotics.