SANTA CLARA, CA - Innovation Matrix Inc., a distributor of factory automation components and systems, announced it has entered into a distributor agreement partnership with Applied Robotics Inc. (Glenville, NY), a provider of automation end-of-tooling and connectivity solutions. With this agreement, Innovation Matrix will be the exclusive distributor for Applied Robotics’ automation end-of-arm tooling in the Japanese and Taiwanese markets.

As the exclusive distributor for Applied Robotics to Japan and Taiwan, Innovation Matrix will introduce the region various quick tool changers for the automotive industry and other products.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with Applied Robotics. We established our office in Japan a year ago to provide direct customer support to the automation industry there. With our Asian marketing and service focus and Applied Robotics Inc.’s products and solutions we will be able to provide the Japanese and Taiwanese regions with the best tools and support to remain competitive," says Eimei Onaga, president of Innovation Matrix.

“We are pleased to be expanding our global outreach with Innovation Matrix on board,” says Jim Fitzgerald, vice president of Applied Robotics. “Innovation Matrix, Inc. is well respected and well connected in the Trans-Pacific automation industry. With their expertise and our established tool change systems, collision sensors, end-of-arm tooling lines, and customized solutions we will be able to supply and support this expanding region.”