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HISTORY OF SEPRO AMERICA


Since 1973, Sepro has grown continuously and over the years has become one of the major players on the Plastics Automation market.

This has been accomplished through our values :

  -  We are committed to the excellence of our products and  services.

  -  We are known as a major actor of the world industrial regions.
1973 : Paul Radat founds SEPRO Engineering (Société d'Etude de nouveaux PROduits) in France. Sepro produces its first manipulator for injection molding machines.
 

1982 : First CNC robot for the unloading of injection-molding machines.

1985 : First robots sales in the USA thanks to a distribution agreement with Conair.


1990 : SEPRO becomes Sepro Robotique and European subsidiaries were formed in Germany, United Kingdom and Spain. Distribution network extended to Scandinavia, Benelux and Portugal.

1990: Sprue pickers are added to the Sepro Robotique product range.

1994: Range 3000 robots launched at EuroPlast and shown at K'95.

1999 : Sepro opens a new factory in La Roche Sur Yon


2000 : Launch of  high-speed robots for packaging, including PIP 3020 HP cartesian robot and PIP 3440 side-entry robot
             

2001 : First successes of Sepro Robotique in the High Speed Packaging market. Sepro Robotique presents as a preview at K'2001 the first models of its new generation of robots : Generation IV.

2002 : Generation IV beam robots and Visual control introduced.

2004 : Axess Series of affordable three-axis all-servo robots introduced for application on molding machines from 20 to 180 tons. Generation IV line expanded to include SR 4040 for machines up to 1000 tons.

2004: BE Series introduced with pneumatic power on the vertical and kick strokes, and AC electric drive on the horizontal axis. Brings greater flexibility of part release position to typical sprue-picker applications.


2006: SR 4050 added to Generation IV line to serve molding machines as large 2500 tons. Axess range expanded to serve machines to 450 tons. Touch Control system introduced.


2007: Sepro America LLC joint venture is formed by Sepro and Conair; U.S. based staff doubles in size. Focus 100% on automation.


2008: Sepro assumes full ownership of Sepro America LLC. Expanded warehouse and assembly facility doubles the size of Sepro America facility in Pittsburgh, PA.

2008: Sepro begins manufacturing its own line of sprue pickers with proprietary control.


2009: Sepro America exhibits at NPE for the first time as an independent company serving North America. Introduces Visual 2 and Touch 2 controls and Axess models redesigned for longer strokes and bigger payloads.

2009: Sepro Robotique and Sumitomo Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH (Schwaig, Germany) reach agreement for Sepro to manufacture five models of three-axis servo robots for Sumitomo Demag injection-molding machines.


2010: Sepro launches S5 line of high-performance robots to succeed Generation IV. Introduces largest Axess model for molding machines to 1000 tons.