Canadian seafood processing equipment-maker Cube Automation acquires Oceatec
Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada-based Cube Automation has acquired La Pocatière, Quebec-based Oceatec.
The transaction closed in October 2019, according to the companies’ LinkedIn pages, but it wasn’t publicly announced until 13 January.
Both companies are specialists in the design of automated equipment for the food processing and seafood industry. The acquisition will allow for further geographic expansion of Cube Automation’s footrpint, company president Roch Chiasson said in a press release.
“This acquisition will allow the company to increase its presence in Quebec and offer its customers new technologies,” Chiasson said. “By adding this anchor in Quebec, we aim to better serve our customers and develop new market segments.”
Cube Automation provides services and products related to processing lines, automation, robotics, and other technology. Oceatec has become known for solutions it designed for processing of sea urchins and sea cucumbers.
“By joining the Cube Automation team, we will have access to state-of-the-art automation and programming expertise,” Oceatec Owner and President Pierre Patenaude said in the release. “For our customers in Quebec, Cube Automation's service offering will add value in the development of innovative solutions for the automation of industrial processes.”
Cube Automation now operations and offices in La Pocatière, Quebec, as well as Tracadie and Moncton, New Brunswick.
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