Adept Technology Enhances Sales Network in North America

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adept Technology,
Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots,
autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced that it has
enhanced its sales network in North America with the addition of
several manufacturers’ representatives and distributors. The
distributors are Shelley Automation and VINSSA; the representatives are
Anton and Associates, Phister Equipment Company, and Sunstate Sales.

“Adept has significantly expanded its sales channel in North America
and we welcome these new manufacturers’ reps and distributors to the
Adept team,” said Merrill Apter, Adept vice president of North America
sales. “Each was selected for their deep understanding of factory
automation and robotic technologies and applications, and for their
established customer relationships in many of Adept’s core markets. We
plan to leverage this enhanced sales force to expand our presence in
strategic markets for state-of-the-art automation solutions that boost
productivity, quality and efficiency on customers’ processing lines.”

Shelley Automation (Toronto, Canada) is Adept’s distributor covering
all of Canada. Founded in 1959, this well-recognized, value-added
provider of automation and control solutions offers Adept products
through its substantial sales force and provides service and support
via its offices across Canada.

VINSSA (Saltillo, Mexico) is Adept’s distributor covering all of
Mexico. Established in 1983, VINSSA is an experienced distributor of
industrial equipment and supplies. VINSSA offers Adept product sales
through its regional agents, and service and support from multiple
offices throughout Mexico.

Adept’s new manufacturers’ representatives each bring decades of
experience in high-technology industrial product sales in their
respective regions. Factory automation specialists Anton and Associates
(Denton, Texas) represents Adept in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and
Louisiana. Phister Equipment Company (Cincinnati, Ohio), industrial
equipment representatives since 1937, covers Ohio, Indiana and
Kentucky. Sunstate Sales (Bradenton, Florida), specialists in quality
automation and machine tool components, is Adept’s representative for

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous
mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve
precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling,
packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive
portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application
development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability
robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides
specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to
high-growth markets including medical, electronics, food and
semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including
machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is
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CONTACT: Media Contact:
Terry Hannon
Adept Technology, Inc.


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Adept Technology, Inc.