Wallingford, Conn-based Plastics One Inc. has formed a joint venture with The Machinery Center Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla., to sell, service and support Apex robots from Taiwan, serving the North, Central and South American markets.
The robots are manufactured by Apex Robot Systems Inc. in Taichung, Taiwan.
They formerly had been distributed through ACS Group.
Ken Heyse, the new owner of Plastics One, and Machinery Center leaders Richard Todd and Richard Stone, realized the demand for good, late-model used robots is strong, but the supply is very limited.
Apex robots come with a one-year manufacturer's warranty, at prices that approach used robot prices, Heyse said. He said the combined purchasing power of both companies reduces logistical costs.
Apex customers can call Susan Bowman at The Machinery Company, at 561-953-9100 or Heyse at Plastics One at 203-265-1193. The email is [email protected].