SCHAUMBURG, IL–Omron Industrial Automation andOmron Scientific Technologies Inc. announced an internal realignment of support for machine automation systems and safeguarding to satisfy the needs of a wider range of customers.

The sales and support organizations of Omron Industrial Automation and Omron STI will report to the same management. The path to market using distributors remains unchanged: those specializing in either automation or safety will continue with that product portfolio; those distributors authorized for both will support both product categories. Customers will experience “business as usual” when the internal change takes effect on April 1, 2012.

“This sales realignment is the planned next phase of integration to provide our customers powerful machine automation and safety solutions, backed by application expertise and support acknowledged to be the best in the industry,” says Gregg Holst, president/COO of Omron Industrial Automation for the Americas.

Tony Canonaco, Omron STI vice president, sales, says the new arrangement should help Omron strengthen its automation competency, present one Omron automation company, provide employee enrichment and “transform” the company.