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Hypertherm Purchases Jabez Technologies



Jabez Technologies, creator of software to simplify complex robotic programming, is joining Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, waterjet and laser cutting systems, to make it easier for companies to utilize robots for manufacturing applications.

"Simple offline programming is a key barrier to the wider utilization of robotics in manufacturing," said a spokesperson. "Hypertherm and Jabez believe that combining Hypertherm's cutting expertise with Jabez's skilled engineering and support staff will make it easier for robotic programmers and integrators to achieve optimal results. At the same time, Jabez can enhance its support for a wide variety of robotic programming applications, including those beyond cutting, by leveraging Hypertherm's global infrastructure and strong engineering community."

"A growing trend towards lean and flexible manufacturing is resulting in the expanded use of robotics in our served industries," said Evan Smith, Hypertherm's President and CEO. "Manufacturers realize that robots are increasingly critical to producing higher quality products at a lower cost and achieving the speed and flexibility needed to remain competitive. Adding Jabez to the Hypertherm team will enable Hypertherm to bring even greater value to our robotic customers, and at the same time provide Jabez with the support and resources to achieve its wider vision, which we share."

Hypertherm is not making any major changes to Jabez's operations, leadership structure or distribution channels. Chahe Bakmazjian, Founder and President of the privately held company, will continue to lead his team as part of Hypertherm's newly established Robotic Software group. Jabez's current offices in the Montreal area will remain intact, with no consolidations or reductions planned. Support for non-Hypertherm cutting systems, non-cutting applications and previously planned investments in engineering and support resources will continue.

"We are excited to join the Hypertherm family," said Bakmazjian. "Hypertherm's vision regarding the future of industrial robotics, as well as the cultural alignment between our companies, made a perfect and natural fit. Additionally, we can leverage Hypertherm's global service, support and logistics resources to better serve our rapidly growing base of robotic integrators and end users to accelerate the growth of Robotmaster."

For more information contact:

Hypertherm Inc.

P.O. Box 5010

21 Great Hollow Rd.

Hanover, NH 03755

603-643-3441

info@hypertherm.com

www.hypertherm.com

Jabez Technologies

5929 Rte. Transcanadienne, Suite 330

St. Laurent (QC)

Canada H4T 1Z6

514-225-2206

info@robotmaster.com

www.robotmaster.com

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