OakRiver Technology moves operations from Oakdale, Minnesota to join sister company PAR Systems in Shoreview, Minnesota
SAINT PAUL, MN, May 8th , 2023 – PAR Systems, a leading provider of automated assembly, advanced manufacturing, and critical handling solutions, has recently moved its life science operations, formerly known as OakRiver Technology to its Shoreview, MN facility. OakRiver Technology was acquired by PAR Systems in 2012 and had since continued operations in its Oakdale, MN facility. PAR consolidated operations into its Shoreview headquarters, where all Minnesota operations can be performed at the same location.
“Having a centralized corporate campus has many benefits,” noted Donna Turner, Senior Director of Operations. “We now have a center of excellence that increases collaboration and communication across our organization, leading to greater innovation and productivity for our customers.”
As part of the merge, PAR installed a 2,000 square foot clean room in their Shoreview facility, allowing operations to meet the specifications of clean manufacturing spaces often needed in life science and semiconductor industries.
We now have a center of excellence that increases collaboration and communication across our organization, leading to greater innovation and productivity for our customers.
-Donna Turner, Senior Director of Operations
The physical move also continues the move toward a merging of the brands. Over the course of 2023, OakRiver Technology will adopt the PAR Systems name and brand and will continue all operations as PAR Systems. These changes will not have any effect on our customer experience, however, OakRiver Technology customers may notice a PAR Systems logo on new life science automation machines in the future. For inquiries regarding orders, support, service, training or parts for OakRiver Technology products, please contact us.
About PAR Systems
PAR Systems is an automation solutions provider that designs and integrates high precision, automated, and robotic solutions. The company serves a variety of industries including life science, aerospace, nuclear, and marine among others. PAR uses its extensive knowledge and unique synergy across industries to meet project needs at any scale including pre-automation proof of concept studies, robotic work cell production, design and build of fully integrated automation systems and post-implementation service and support.
Founded in 1961, PAR Systems employs over 450 people and has innovated over 4,000 systems in over 30 countries around the globe. In 2017 PAR was acquired by the Pohlad Companies, a privately held portfolio of businesses and investments spanning a variety of industries. Company headquarters for PAR Systems is in Shoreview, MN, USA, where it is currently expanding and positioned for future growth. To learn more, visit the company’s website at par.com.
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