Local B&R service and support for Upstate New York

B&R Industrial Automation announces distribution partnership with Empire Automation


April 5, 2021


Empire Automation has recently joined forces with one of the leading global companies in automation equipment manufacturing, B&R Industrial Automation, as a partner.  With the addition of B&R technology to its existing portfolio of ABB solutions, Empire offers customers a single point of contact for their entire automation solution within the Upstate New York area.  Machine builders can now profit from an even closer contact to application services and support for B&R solutions.


“The forward-thinking technology that B&R Automation brings to the marketplace in the form of industrial automation complements our existing technologies tremendously,” stated Don Davis, CEO, Empire Automation.  “Specific technologies such Machine-Centric Robotics, vision and ACOPOS 6D allows us to solve some of the most advanced automation challenges presented to companies.”  Empire Automation Systems can now connect these industrial technology products, which include machine control and robotic systems, to produce a complete automation solution.


“Our recent product launches around the adaptive machine concept create a great synergy for Empire Automation and B&R.  They are positioned well in their market to bring this technology into their customer solutions," states Patrick McDermott, President, B&R Industrial Automation, North America.  B&R’s partnership with Empire Automation brings a commitment to quality and service, as well as an extensive technology portfolio that will help customers succeed in the fast-paced technology world.


With the addition of B&R technology to its existing portfolio of ABB solutions, Empire Automation now offers customers in Upstate New York a single point of contact for their entire automation solution.  Empire Automation is part of the MASEAS brand (Minuteman Automation Systems and Empire Automation Systems).



Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems is the singular force that drives two of the top-tier Technical Value Providers in the Northeastern US. MASEAS offers a full-fledged product suite from many leading manufacturers in the industrial automation industry with product segments spanning robotics, vision, marking & traceability, motion control, sensing, safety, pneumatics & vacuum, assembly, structural, high pressure, electrical control and process control. Please visit www.maseas.com for more information.


About B&R

B&R is an innovative automation company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. On July 6, 2017, B&R became a business unit of the ABB Group. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards like OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.

Empire Automation Systems


20 Vantage Point, Suite 4

Rochester, NY 14624


Office: 585.352.3333

Fax: 585.352.8656

Minuteman Automation Systems


7 Foster Street

Wakefield, MA 01880


Office: 781.245.9550

Fax: 781.246.4982