The Gleason Corp. announced a new name and operating structure for Distech Systems effective Jan. 1, 2016. Acquired in May 2014, Distech will now do business as Gleason Automation Systems, and will operate as a division of The Gleason Works.
“As we have integrated Distech into our operations along with our increased focus on providing machine systems solutions, it made sense to change the name to Gleason Automation Systems," said John J. Perrotti, president and CEO of the Gleason Corp. "We see many opportunities to build on the current capabilities and provide customers—both inside and outside of Gleason’s traditional markets—with new solutions to improve quality and productivity.”
Gleason Automation Systems designs and manufactures factory automation systems, including a complete line of automated tray stacking systems integrating secondary operations like washing, inspection, gauging, marking, visioning and part tracking. Gleason robotic work cells are said to be highly adaptable and able to interface easily with new or existing equipment.
Gleason Automation Systems, which serves the automotive, machine tool, pharmaceutical and medical applications industries, will continue to operate with its current staff at its manufacturing facility in Gleason’s facility in Rochester, N.Y.