Athena’s machine business has been on the rise since opening the new 155,000 square foot (14,400 m2) facility in Vaughan. This facility allows Athena to compete on a global basis, due to automotive-style just-in-time assembly of machines.
To better serve the expanding customer base, Athena is making organizational changes.
Husky has now abandoned its appeal of the judge’s decision released April 2016 and paid a cost settlement to the defendants – Robert Schad, Athena, Stephen Mason (former General Manager of Niigon), and SIPA. Further, Husky has agreed that it is barred from appealing the decision.
The agreement entered by Athena Automation Ltd. (Vaughan, Ontario) and SIPA S.p.A. (Vittorio Veneto, Italy) in December 2012 has now expired. Athena will support SIPA in shipping and servicing the remaining “Athena for SIPA” machine inventory.
On May 26, 2014, Athena Automation broke ground for a new Systems Center for machine assembly and integration. The 155,000 square foot (14,400 square meter) plant is located next to Athena’s current research and assembly facility in Vaughan, Ontario.
The plant will allow Athena to ship more customized machines starting in 2016, assemble higher-tonnage machines, and showcase ‘lightsout’ plant engineering services.
The new XFORM 150 PET preform system, featuring best-in-class post-mold cooling, energy efficiency, and floor-space, will be publicly exhibited for the first time at SIPA's booth at the drinktec 2013. In October, the XFORM 150 will be on display at the K 2013.
SIPA partners with Athena Automation to launch new ground-breaking PET preform injection molding machines
After an initial period of cooperation in designing an innovative product line for making preforms, SIPA along with Athena Automation, founded by Robert Schad, have agreed to formalize their partnership. The goal of the partnership is to use synergies between the two companies to build a leading global product line and service organization.