Adept Technology Enhances Sales Network in North America

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PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced that it has enhanced its sales network in North America with the addition of several manufacturers' representatives and distributors. The distributors are Shelley Automation and VINSSA; the representatives are Anton and Associates, Phister Equipment Company, and Sunstate Sales.

"Adept has significantly expanded its sales channel in North America and we welcome these new manufacturers' reps and distributors to the Adept team," said Merrill Apter, Adept vice president of North America sales. "Each was selected for their deep understanding of factory automation and robotic technologies and applications, and for their established customer relationships in many of Adept's core markets. We plan to leverage this enhanced sales force to expand our presence in strategic markets for state-of-the-art automation solutions that boost productivity, quality and efficiency on customers' processing lines."

Shelley Automation (Toronto, Canada) is Adept's distributor covering all of Canada. Founded in 1959, this well-recognized, value-added provider of automation and control solutions offers Adept products through its substantial sales force and provides service and support via its offices across Canada.

VINSSA (Saltillo, Mexico) is Adept's distributor covering all of Mexico. Established in 1983, VINSSA is an experienced distributor of industrial equipment and supplies. VINSSA offers Adept product sales through its regional agents, and service and support from multiple offices throughout Mexico.

Adept's new manufacturers' representatives each bring decades of experience in high-technology industrial product sales in their respective regions. Factory automation specialists Anton and Associates (Denton, Texas) represents Adept in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Phister Equipment Company (Cincinnati, Ohio), industrial equipment representatives since 1937, covers Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Sunstate Sales (Bradenton, Florida), specialists in quality automation and machine tool components, is Adept's representative for Florida.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including medical, electronics, food and semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at

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