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Beckhoff Canada opens training centre in Burnaby

August 24, 2021   Don Horne




Beckhoff Canada has opened a Western Region Sales and Training Centre in the technology-rich Vancouver, B.C. area with an aim to increase sales development and market share growth.

The 2,950-square-foot office is in Tower 1 of the prominent Metrotower Office Complex in downtown Burnaby, B.C.

“The Vancouver area is a centre of innovation in automation and other high-tech fields, and we are pleased to solidify our presence here after serving the area for many years,” said Calvin Wallace, managing director of Beckhoff Automation Ltd. “The Burnaby office provides exciting opportunities for our customers across western Canada to push the limits with PC-based automation and advanced mechatronics. In addition to providing a home base for training, sales and engineering support, the new location’s intelligent motion lab offers our local team considerable resources to test new concepts with XPlanar and accomplish non-linear, lot-size-1 production.”

The facility offers increased space for sales and engineering support, training and seminars, as well as an intelligent motion lab where Beckhoff product experts can test Flying Motion capabilities and machine concepts using the XPlanar system.

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The location, which was planned to open in 2020 but delayed due to the pandemic, is conveniently located downtown with easy access whether visitors drive, take the SkyTrain to Metrotown Station or hail a ride from the Vancouver International Airport.

In addition to supporting Beckhoff operations in British Columbia, the Burnaby office provides a western regional base to serve new and prospective customers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. As such, it will serve a wide range of manufacturers, machine builder OEMs and systems integrators throughout the region.

In addition to the new Burnaby office, Beckhoff Canada continues to invest in strategically important markets with its new headquarters in Cambridge, Ont., and a regional office in Laval, Que. Beckhoff also maintains numerous regional offices across North America, including U.S. headquarters in the Minneapolis area and Beckhoff Mexico, established in 2019, in Mexico City.


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