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Adept Technology Program Delivers Competitive Edge to Partnering Automation Solution Providers

Adept Technology, Inc.

Recent Quattro Robot Order From Mecano Industrie is the First Associated With Adept's New Preferred Partner Program Which Advances the Capabilities and Cost Effectiveness of Robotic Solution Providers

Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced that Mecano Industrie, Inc. of St. Leonard, QC Canada has received an order for Adept Quattro s650H robots to be applied in secondary packaging operations. As an Adept Preferred Partner, Mecano Industrie will work closely with Adept and its engineering teams in delivering highly reliable and cost effective robotic packaging solutions. 

"The Adept Preferred Partner Program has been redesigned to offer select industry partners access to the most experienced automation expertise in the industry and Mecano Industrie's experience makes them a natural fit for the program," said Rush LaSelle, director of global sales and marketing for Adept Technology, Inc. "We look forward to concentrating our resources in working together with partners such as Mecano Industrie to develop the most efficient and comprehensive packaging solutions available in the market." 

Adept's Preferred Partner Program is dedicated to providing participating companies with access to an experienced channel for deployment of the company's major high-speed and precision robotics initiatives. The program is administered with the goal of delivering unmatched value to Adept partners in developing solutions around Adept's complete product portfolio. For companies with a focus on packaging solutions, these tools include ACE PackXpert™, Adept's packaging automation software for the rapid development and deployment of packaging applications, and the Adept Quattro™, the world's fastest packaging robot with USDA-acceptance. 

"Adept's advanced robot and vision technology, coupled with our packaging automation expertise will allow us to address the most challenging packaging applications. We are very enthused about working with Adept and their new USDA version of the Quattro as we look toward primary packaging also. We believe this project will be the first of many high speed applications for our company," said Raymond Gingras, president of Mecano Industrie. "Adept's Preferred Partner Program has allowed us to develop a much closer relationship while minimizing risk and ensuring success on our projects." 

Preferred Partners work intimately with Adept to advance the benefits and value of robotic solutions in a host of industries where precision, speed, intuitive operator interface and the flexibility of vision are critical to project success. Adept continues expanding its investment into the development and promotion of integrators, machine builders, OEMs and others with whom Adept aligns in deploying automated systems. In strengthening these partnerships, Adept and its partners deliver superior returns on manufacturers' capital investments. 

About Mecano Industrie, Inc.
Mecano Industrie is a leading automation systems provider providing its customers with quality equipment and services for their vision, robotics, material handling, and packaging system needs. Founded in 1981, the company is dedicated to meeting and exceeding its customers' automation requirements. Mecano Industrie follows the latest technologies, offers the newest services and the most reliable products to its customers.  

About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robotics systems and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing and other automated processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Disk Drive/Electronics and Semiconductor/Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components.
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