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Greenlight Expands with the Addition of a New Industrial Automation Division

Greenlight Expands with the Addition of a New Industrial Automation Division

Vancouver, BC – February 27th, 2014 - Greenlight Innovation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Commonwealth Automation Technologies Inc. (CATI) of Abbotsford BC; a leading supplier of manufacturing equipment to the fuel cell and battery industries. The agreement combines the manufacturing automation experience of CATI with Greenlight’s global presence in test equipment. This alliance will be the foundation for Greenlight’s newly created Automation Division, which will offer turn-key automated assembly and testing solutions to customers in the fuel cell, battery and manufacturing industries. Greenlight’s Automation Division will serve these industries by implementing advanced manufacturing production processes, allowing customers to reduce manufacturing costs and improve quality control.

“This strengthens Greenlight’s position as a world leading supplier of advanced testing and assembly solutions for the alternative energy industry. As our customers evolve from R&D to production, we can provide them tailored solutions to meet their manufacturing requirements”, stated Ross Bailey, Greenlight’s President.

Since 1997, Commonwealth Automation has specialized in product and process design, PLC control, automated testing and assembly equipment, custom machinery, tooling, motion control systems, inspection equipment, and materials handling equipment. CATI has designed and built over 500 special-purpose production and automation machines.

Greenlight automation products will include leak testing fixtures, electrode testing equipment, optical inspection and measuring stations, pick-and-place assembly equipment, electrode cutting and measuring equipment, winders, laser and resistance welders, fixturing and tooling including progressive dies, cap crimping machines, electrolyte wetting machines, conveyors, handling machinery, cell testers, pack testers, laminators, slitters/rewinders, coating machines, data collections systems, and equipment for every facet of Lithium cell production.

For further information contact:

Greig Walsh
Director of Sales and Marketing, Greenlight Innovation
T +1 604 676 4038 F +1 604 676 4111 W