LIVERMORE, Calif.- Jan. 31, 2008--Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it has signed Phister Equipment, of Cincinnati, OH as its newest regional sales representative agency to continue its distribution channel expansion in North America. Phister Equipment will expand Adept's reach in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
"As we continue our channel expansion we are aligning Adept with only those representatives that have built a reputation for providing the very best products and services that allow customers to remain competitive in today's marketplace. Phister Equipment fits that qualification with its rich 70+ year commitment to this Midwest region," said John Dulchinos, president and chief operating officer for Adept Technology, Inc.
"At Phister Equipment our mission is to give the best possible service to our customers through the proper selection and implementation of our product lines and we believe that Adept's high performance automation offerings and their excellent reputation is a natural fit for us," said Charlie McDonald, president of Phister Equipment.
About Phister Equipment Company
Phister Equipment Company was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1937 as a Manufacturers' Representative selling electrical and technical equipment. The company serves the industrial market assisting industrial customers in meeting the challenges of producing the best products in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. The company's product offerings include Pinstamp and laser marking systems; laser systems for cutting, welding, and drilling; laser accessories such as chillers and fume extractors and automatic labeling equipment. These products are manufactured by leaders in their respective markets. Phister Equipment is a charter member of MANA, the Manufacturers' Agents National Association. More information can be found on the company's website at http://www.phisterequipment.com.
About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robotics systems and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing and other automated processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Disk Drive/Electronics and Semiconductor/Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at http://www.adept.com.