B&R Industrial Automation Expands its North American Partner Network with IFP Automation

B&R Industrial Automation is expanding its North American partner network with IFP Automation, a sales and engineering team located in Indiana.

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IFP was established in 1976 in Ft Wayne and has since expanded their operations to cover the entire state. The company is a technology supplier specializing in automation and motion control. With the addition of the B&R product line IFP now offers B&R's complete line of electrical automation products in addition to a full array of fluid power offerings.

"With IFP Automation as a new partner in Indiana we provide our customers a comprehensive local technology and support team in the Midwest," explains Marc Ostertag, president B&R North America. "We are glad to be adding such an experienced sales team to our partner network."

IFP's efforts will be focused on OEM machine manufacturers located in Indiana. In addition to offering integrated automation systems, IFP Automation will also provide all necessary services for local customer support and sales. The market in Indiana is focused on the automotive, packaging and medical industries. IFP's core competences are technology application support, value added service programs, and integrated solutions using electrical and fluid power technologies.

"We are pleased to be partnering with B&R in order to provide our Indiana customers with the latest technology in motion control and high-quality industrial automation components. Combining B&R's product technology leadership with IFP's local customer support and technical expertise will be a winning combination" says Bernie Clarke, President at IFP.

IFP Automation has over 35 years of automation experience with over 1,000 customers in Indiana (both end users and OEM's), many of whom will greatly benefit from B&R's advanced technology offerings. IFP has 6 experienced sales engineers based in Indiana, an internal engineering department and 3 technicians in their value add system assembly department.

With IFP Automation on-board, B&R offers sales and engineering support to over 20 locations in North America.

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