Innovative Automation Purchases Omron Service to form Innovative-IDM

September 3, 2010—

Innovative Automation, a distributor of factory automation and control parts, announced it has purchased Omron Service Centers (OSC) of Houston. Innovative Automation will combine with OSC to form Innovative-IDM. "Opportunities like this merger only come along once in a lifetime," says Gene Gray, president of Innovative Automation. "These two groups combine some of the top talent in the business of controls, automation, repairs and field service. The real winner will be our combined customers." Innovative Automation brings a blue chip product lineup that includes Omron, Parker, SMC, Wago, Yaskawa and many other brands. OSC brings nearly four decades of experience in field service and component repairs.