Automha’s North American business operates out of two headquarters – our Head Office in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and our Aftermarket Service and Support Unit in Buffalo, New York.
The Oakville location is close to Highway 401 – the busiest highway in North America.- It’s 30 minutes from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport offering unparalled air access to the entire continent. The industries in the area include a major Ford Assembly Plant. This reflects the high degree on integration between the Canadian and US economies that has spawned outstanding continent wide air, highway and rail connections.
The Oakville Office is headquarters from our administration, sales and project management activities. The Buffalo, NY headquarters is about a 60-odd minute drive away across the US border.
Buffalo, with its nearly 900,000 inhabinants is the strategic location for the Aftermarket service Branch for Automha Americas. With easy access to Canada and with both Domestic and International Airports at its finger tips, thus location allows us to fullfil our service and support commitments to our customers continent-wide, often including next day parts support.
Led by Kathy Platek, our Parts and Service manager and her group of technicians, Buffalo provides both onsite and virtual support to our North American Cliente. With inhouse parts, service and repair center, Kathy and her team is self sufficient in dealing with 99% of the customer issues that may arise.
We’ve chosen our locations carefully: ease of travel from both our hubs – with access to two international airports –allows us to put people on the ground in virtually any North American city within the same day. Toronto’s superior international connections allows seamless backup support and cooperation with our Head office in Bergamo, Italy, when needed to address all of our clients needs.
Our employees are quite evenly split between our Oakville and Buffalo offices, and with sales, service, design and engineering personnel residing in various locations to support our customers across the US.
Fred Grafe, President of Automha Americas, drew on his decades of experience in the Material Handling Industry as he built this North American team, and he looks to the future with optimism.
He sums it up this way: “The warehouse sector and the whole materials handling industry is going through the most significant transformation in my lifetime. With Automha’s technology, and with the team we’ve built on this continent, I believe we’re positioned to become the preferred automation partner across all industry sectors in North America.”
The South American market is followed by Leon Magana, sales director with proven experience in the warehouse automation sector.
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