Paragon Technologies, a supplier of ‘smart’ material handling systems and ‘software-driven’ warehouse and distribution centre equipment has announced a SI Systems Production & Assembly brand order worth $US2.8m to design, build, and install an automated conveyor system for a large automaker.

The system will be used to assemble a variety of V6 engines in a plant in Mexico on the same manufacturing site as the automaker’s vehicle assembly operations. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Len Yurkovic, acting CEO of Paragon Technologies, said: “Although we have installed several systems in the past for this particular customer, using different technologies, this system will be designed using our towline technology as the means of conveyance. The customer is changing its engine build process due to the reliability, flexibility, and ergonomic features of the product we’re providing.”