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Bayside Acquires Alstom Automation Systems Corporation

Port Washington, NY – Bayside Motion Group, a leading manufacturer of automation components, announces the acquisition of Alstom Automation Systems Corporation of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The new name of the wholly-owned subsidiary is Bayside Automation, LLC.
Alstom Automation is a $35 million annual revenue designer and builder of custom automation equipment, employing 125 engineers and skilled technicians, and located in a 120,000 square foot plant in Canonsburg, PA, which is just outside of Pittsburgh. Originally part of the Westinghouse Automation Group, the Company has nearly 30 years of experience in applying leading-edge robotic, motion control, vision and software technology to automate assembly operations for Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunications, healthcare, automotive and consumer goods industries.

Bayside Motion Group’s president, Howard Lind, stated that “Alstom Automation is a high-tech company, building sophisticated automated equipment, so they are a natural extension of Bayside’s leadership position in precision motion systems and components. We’re very pleased to join forces with Alstom. Their extensive engineering and process capabilities fit perfectly with our motion control products and will enhance our strategy of developing automated distributed control platforms that will be a cornerstone of our concept of the Factory of the Future (“FOF”). Using our wireless linear motor technology, integrated smart gearmotors and ultra precision stage products, Alstom’s engineers will produce substantially more reliable assembly lines that will operate at accelerated speeds while subject to rigorous vision-based quality control. Delivering our combined capabilities to our customers will ultimately result in significant increases in productivity and throughput while solving complex automation challenges.”

Alstom’s Automation’s CEO, Bill McDougall, added: “We’re very excited about joining the Bayside team. Their track record and commitment to the automation industry is excellent, and their innovative management systems, which have made Bayside such a huge success, will help us to streamline our processes, and provide superior customer service. Their vision of the Factory of the Future is in line with our customer’s expectations of enhanced throughput, greater production flexibility, improved quality and greater equipment reliability. We look forward to working together with Bayside to grow the business, and to become a leader in the automation systems marketplace.”

Bayside Motion Group brings advanced motion control components and automation systems to leading industrial companies worldwide. Bayside’s automation solutions are designed to optimize equipment and factory productivity. These solutions include servo systems, geared drives and high accuracy linear positioning systems and are supplied to customers in the semiconductor, electronics, automotive, medical, machine tool and telecommunications industries. With over 25 recently issued technology patents, Bayside is a unique US manufacturer, providing complete electromechanical automation subsystems that combine servo motor, gear and linear bearing technologies. With approximately 275 employees and direct operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea and Singapore, Bayside supports customers in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit

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