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Letter from the CEO, 2014
I am pleased to report that we at Unitronics continued our impressive growth trend in 2014, placing us in the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Ranking for 2014. This past year saw true achievements, and also brought us a number of exciting new challenges.
Unitronics met important goals for both Automated Solutions and for our Products Division.
Our Products Division launched new products to market this year, and I am proud to note that Unitronics’ products won a top industry award for the third year in a row. This year, our new UniStream All-in-One HMI + PLC controller won 2014 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on Innovation, in the category of Hardware, Integrated HMI Controllers In addition, we have two products launched in 2014 as 2015 Engineers' Choice Awards finalists UniLogic programming software and our newest HMI + PLC controller line, Samba. Samba, which targets small machine manufacturers, was launched in April. It sold over 1,000 units in the first three months after its release alone, and shows every indication of success.
Our Automated Solutions One-Stop-Shop concept, which comprises intensive customer support in the initial stages of decision making, strategy, functional and engineering design, supply chain analysis, along with our ability to construct and integrate all system components has proved to increase our successful penetration into new markets.
In particular, we continued to expand our worldwide activity in the field of Automated Parking Systems (APS). Our investment in this sector—major research and development of innovative mechanical, electrical, hardware and software components for these systems, expanding the marketing and pre-sales support teams—is bearing fruit, as we executed a number of new agreements for the construction of advanced automated parking systems for private customers and for municipalities.
We look forward to the coming year, 2015, with the utmost confidence in Unitronics continued growth and success.
Haim Shani, CEO