Adept Technology, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, recently announced that the company has shipped an order for 12 Adept Quattro s650H robots to Austong Intelligent Robot Technology of China. These robots will automate a secondary packaging operation for a leading dairy processor in China. The order was received and shipped in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010.

China is rapidly adopting automation and control technologies to enhance efficiency and reduce production costs. Chinese manufacturers of processing and packaging equipment have been quick to recognize the benefits of incorporating international brands of automation and control technology to their machines. As a member of the Adept Preferred Partner Program, Austong expands the benefits of this program channel to include manufacturers in China where it plans to work with Adept’s Asian engineering team to deliver highly reliable and cost-effective robotic packaging solutions.

Hai Chang, managing director of Asia operations for Adept Technology, Inc., stated, “Adept is proud to be a partner to Austong Robot in providing high-performance packaging solutions to China’s dairy industry. With the recent labor unrest issues and changes in government labor policies, China’s manufacturing base is increasingly turning to flexible automation which delivers significantly higher efficiencies when compared to traditional labor-intensive operations.” Mr. Chang continued, “With over 20 years of international experience in providing flexible, turnkey solutions, the management team of Austong Robot is well-positioned to serve China’s growing demand for automated packaging solutions and is an excellent fit for Adept’s Preferred Partner Program.”