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October 2014: Transformix CEO profiled in The Globe and Mail.

Peng-Sang Cau, CEO of Transformix, is profiled in The Globe and Mail, one of Canada's top newspapers. The article covers Ms. Cau's extraordinary personal story, tracing her journey from Cambodian refugee to the entrepreneurial head of one of Canada's most innovative companies. It also presents Peng's views on the importance of manufacturing to a country's overall economic health.   

September 2014: Transformix to expand its operations at its Gardiners Road facility.

Transformix is pleased to announce that its CNC Assembly™ Technology is gaining tremendous traction in its US and European markets. As a result, the company is expanding its manufacturing and consolidating all operations to its Plant 2 location at 1150 Gardiners Road in Kingston.  Media Release can be found here.  

September 2014: Transformix CEO to be keynote speaker at trade policy conference

Peng-Sang Cau, CEO of Transformix, will be the keynote speaker at the Sixth Annual Queen's Institute on Trade Policy on October 27, 2014.  

The Queen's Institute on Trade Policy is a 4-day course intended for mid-level government officials who already have some experience with the basics of trade policy and negotiations. Its purpose is to help a new generation of federal, provincial and territorial trade policy practitioners to acquire the skills and perspectives needed to develop trade negotiation strategies. More information can be found here.  

August 2014: CNC AssemblyTM to be featured on The Discovery Channel show, "How It's Made."

"How It's Made," The Discovery Channel's long running and highly popular television show, plans to highlight Transformix's CNC AssemblyTM technology in a future episode. Production is scheduled to start in late November 2014. 

As you can imagine, "How It's Made" is a big favorite among Transformix's engineers and technical staff, so we're thrilled and honored by the show's interest in CNC AssemblyTM. We'll keep you posted of more details as they become available! 

August 2014: Transformix Vice President to be a featured speaker at The Assembly Show.

Larry Allingham, Vice President of Operations at Transformix, will be a featured speaker at The Assembly Show, North America's principal annual exhibition of assembly technology.  

Larry's presentation, entitled "CNC AssemblyTM: A Unique Combination of Speed and Flexiblity," is scheduled for October 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM.  

The Assembly Show takes place in Rosemont, Illinois from October 28-30, 2014. More information can be found here.

June 2014: Medical Design Briefs magazine selects CNC AssemblyTM as a finalist for 2014 Product of the Year.

CNC AssemblyTM technology has been selected by Medical Design Briefs magazine as a finalist for its 2014 Product of the Year, citing "its outstanding technical merit and practical value to the magazine's 40,000 engineering and scientific readers."

 

March 2014: Transformix CEO joins Canadian Prime Minister as Part of European Trade Mission

Peng Cau with Prime Minster Harper

Peng-Sang Cau, the President and CEO of Transformix, was honored to be part of a delegation of Canadian business leaders selected by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to accompany him on his recent trade mission to The Netherlands.

Transformix is intensively developing business in Europe, so this trade mission was an outstanding opportunity for Ms. Cau to make contacts and build relations with Dutch business executives.

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February 2014: Medical Design Briefs magazine selects CNC AssemblyTM as its product of the month

Medical Design Brief

CNC Assembly technology has been selected by Medical Design Briefs magazine as its product of the month for February and is now in the running for Product of the year.

...CNC Assembly responds to manufacturers’ need to get more productivity and versatility from their production equipment.

...Just like CNC machining centers, CNC Assembly machines are general-purpose tools that can be configured and programmed to run a wide range of products.

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January 2014: Assembly Magazine | Servos Revolutionize High-Speed Assembly

Assembly Magazine: Transformix Servos Revolutionize High-Speed Assembly

When Transformix was asked to design a standard, cam-driven continuous motion assembly system for a consumer product, the company’s engineers questioned some basic assumptions about the technology:

  • Why do continuous motion assembly systems need to have so much tooling?
  • Why can’t continuous motion dials turn faster than 15 to 30 rpm?
  • Are cams really necessary?
  • Could the tooling be programmable?

Their answers to these questions led to CNC Assembly, a new automated assembly platform that combines the speed of continuous motion assembly systems with the flexibility of robots.

“Manufacturing plants demand greater output per unit of time and space,” says Ken Nicholson, director of technology at Transformix. “These objectives have been tough to achieve with assembly machines, since they are typically customized to specific products. This means companies usually have relatively low speed, specialized machines spread across their factories, consuming a lot of expensive floor space.

“If they do install high-speed machines, they are invariably for high-volume, long-running products, since high rates have always been incompatible with flexibility and adaptability. Our goal in developing CNC Assembly was to give manufacturers a standard machine that could run at high rates—200 to 600 parts per minute—but that also had the quick-change versatility to run a range of different products.”

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January 2013: Peng-Sang Cau speaks at the Diversity Works Symposium.

Peng-Sang Cau, President and CEO of Transformix, speaks at the Diversity Works Symposium in Kingston, Ontario, discussing her experience as a Canadian immigrant and entrepreneur. Article...

January 2013: Entrepreneurship more important than innovation.

When the four founders of Transformix Engineering Inc. decided to make Kingston its headquarters, it wasn’t because they called the city home for four years while studying at Queen’s University.. Article...

April 2013: Premier of Ontario Visits Transformix

Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario, visited Transformix and received a first-hand view of the company's new CNC Assembly™ technology. Video...

Premier

February 2013: Canada's First Man in Space Visits Transformix

Marc Garneau, the first Canadian astronaut in outer space and current candidate for leadership of the Liberal Party, visits Transformix. Article...

Marc Garneau

January 2012: Transformix Founders Recognized for Innovation and Invention

Peng-Sang Cau, Ken Nicholson, Martin Smith, and Richard Zakrzewski are recognized in the Queen's University Alumni Review for their entrepreneurial success with Transformix. Article...

August 2012: Understanding Industrial Automation | Revolutionizing Continuous Motion

Continuous Motion, the art of assembling parts without stopping on a rotating dial machine, has traditionally been limited to 1) the ability to introduce parts into a dial at a speed that allows for a smooth part transfer, and 2) room for the assembly tooling. Article...

October 2012: Transformix to Manufacture Medizone International's AscepticSure Technology

The two companies jointly announce an agreement under which Transformix will manufacture Medizone's AscepticSure hospital disinfectant technology. Article...

AscepticSure

November 2012: Transformix's CEO Honored as a Leading Woman in Business

Growing up in Regina, Peng-Sang Cau listened to stories her parents, Tan Shu Tien and Mea Nee Cau told her and her siblings of their life in Cambodia, Where they started and built a thriving bicycle manufacturing business. Article...

December 2012: Kingston Whig Standard | New Ally in War On Germs

The AsepticSure system, developed by Dr. Michael Shannon and Dr. Dick Zoutman at the Innovation Park facility, is designed to sterilize a room, killing all bacteria and pathogens that cause harmful infection and even death. Article...

2012: Perspective Kingston: Transformix Engineering: A company thinking outside the box

Transformix, a premier supplier of factory automation systems and products that serve an international clientele of manufacturing firms in diverse industries, is definitely a Kingston success story. Article...

 

2012: Queen's University Alumni Review | Transformix Engineering, What's Your Story

Transformix Engineering has continued to prove that growth on a global basis is possible from Kingston. Being established here can provide an excellent international presence and connections to innovative researchers and bright, new talent. Article...

June 2011: The Globe and Mail | Canadian manufacturers find a niche by supplying the smarts

Transformix receives coverage for being an innovative Canadian manufacturer that reacts quickly to changes in its global markets. Article...

June 2011: The Globe and Mail | The intelligence quotient: Canada's new place in the global supply chain

For Canadian companies, winning market share means adding value. Here's a look at how Transformix Engineering, based in Kingston, achieves that while handling a key project: building a high-speed machine to assemble a four-part valve for the soft-drink industry. Article...

March 2011: The Globe and Mail | Cities live best when they reach for the sky

The Canadian dollar is at a three-year high. But it's hardly a disaster. Though the strong currency is a drag on economic growth, businesses and consumers are adapting to life above parity - while praying that the loonie doesn't move too quickly. Article...

March 2011: The Globe and Mail | Risk assessment key to overseas expansion

Small businesses thinking about expanding overseas could be forgiven for getting cold feet after watching uprisings spread from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya and beyond. Article...

December 2011: Kingston Herold | Provincial Grant Creates Jobs for Kingston’s Transformix Engineering Inc.

The Ontario government is helping create 20 new full-time jobs and retain 80 highly-skilled positions at Kingston’s Transformix Engineering Inc. Article...

December 2011: New Support For Manufacturing Company Creates 20 Jobs - McGuinty Government Moving Economy Forward

The province is supporting Transformix Engineering Inc. with a $177,678 grant from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund. With this grant, the company will purchase and install new machines to build larger and more complex equipment for multinational manufacturing companies. The expansion will allow the company to better serve its clients, increase competitiveness, and stay a leader in factory automation systems and products. Article...

August 2010: Kingston Whig Standard | Company has creative edge

If Transformix Engineering should ever need to advertise, perhaps it should borrow the tagline of W.P. Kinsella's book Shoeless Joeor its more popular cousin, the Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams. Article...

Global Talent Local Business

For a lot of immigrants or refugees, they’ve come through some tough times to be where they are today. Entrepreneurship in Canada is a piece of cake compared to what they have had to go through in their country just to get to Canada. Article...

December 2010: Canadian Government Recognizes Transformix for Job Creation

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) celebrates progress underway on an innovative project at Transformix Engineering that has created local jobs and is helping the company diversify its business. Article...

December 2010: Kingston Whig Standard | Company gets $2.2 million

The minister of state for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario was at Transformix Engineering on Railway Street on Thursday to announce a $2,233,960 federal grant through the Community Adjustment Fund. Article...

December 2010: Kingston Herald | Biofuel Research Company Celebrated by Minister of State

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) was in Kingston today to celebrate progress underway on an innovative project at Transformix Engineering that has created local jobs and is helping the company diversify its business. Article...

February 2009: The Impact of Effective ICT Strategies on Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturing

Transformix Engineering was founded in 1995, I have three other partners, they’re all engineers and they are all Queen’s alumni. We started out as an engineering firm, we were providing product development services to other people. Article...

April 2008: Rockwell Automation Highlights Transformix

Rockwell Automation publishes a case study on Transformix's sophisticated use of controls technology in a custom tube cleaning machine. Article...

May 2007: Transformix Featured in Backbone Magazine

Doug Cooper of Intel of Canada cites Transformix as an example of a company that "creates a competitive advantage" by "turn[ing] hard-earned knowledge into new innovations, better products and customer insights." Article...

December 2006: Intel Publishes Case Study on Transformix

Intel Corporation publishes a case study documenting Transformix's use of information technology to transform the automation industry. Article...