Creation & Evolution,
Eclipsing All Others

Our Story

Eclipse began as a local success story, then grew into a global powerhouse in vertically integrated automation solutions for some of the most remarkable companies in the world. In two decades, Eclipse Know-How has become synonymous with excellence in complex, high-tech solutions that change the future.

2001-2004 – The Start of a Beautiful Thing

  • Eclipse Automation is founded by Steve Mai, Todd Ronald & Richard Bula
  • 3,400 square foot facility opens in Cambridge, ON
  • Launch of the Eclipse internal ERP Database (DB)
  • 2.6 acres purchased to build 24,000 square foot facility
Eclipse Head Office

2005-2008 – Building Our Foundation

  • 28,400 square foot expansion
  • 100 employee milestone (2007)
  • ISO 9001 certified
Steve Mai, Owner & CEO, Eclipse Automation

2009-2012 – Broadening Capabilities

  • 10,000 square foot expansion
  • Employee gym opens
  • Acquires Forefont Automation doubling its operations
  • Establishes Eclipse Custom Manufacturing
  • Launches Services Department

2013-2016 – Diversification Feeds Know-How

  • 28,000 square foot expansion to Cambridge head office
  • Eclipse Software division opens
  • Partner Todd Ronald retires
  • 26,300 square foot expansion into North Carolina and California
  • 15,000 square foot expansion to Cambridge facility
  • 250 employees (2015)
Eclipse Head Office

2017-2022 – Global Growth and Innovations

  • ISO 2015, CSA-299.1 and TSSA certified
  • Steve Mai, President and CEO, acquires sole ownership after partners retire
  • 25,000 square foot expansion to Cambridge facility
  • 26,000 square foot expansion into Mesa, Arizona
  • 60,000 square foot expansion into Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Eclipse acquires D&D Automation to expand controls system engineering, facility now operated as Eclipse Automation Stratford
  • Eclipse acquires Transmoduls Ltd. in Hungary
  • 750+ employees (2020)
  • Establishes Eclipse Innovations Inc. as an accelerator for innovation and invention in boutique contract manufacturing (2020)
  • Responds to pandemic supply chain gaps by providing domestic solutions for surgical masks and respirators
  • Granted Class 1 Medical Device Establishment Licence #12405 from Health Canada to Manufacture Devices for Distribution
  • Acquires SMZ Wickel–und Montagetechnik AG in Switzerland, a Winding Technology specialist with a 100 year-old pedigree (2021)
  • Opens Eclipse Technology and Manufacturing Hub near Munich, Germany (2021)
  • Breaks ground on Eclipse Malaysia (2022)
  • 900+ employees (2022)
  • Eclipse Automation is acquired by Accenture Industry X in August 2022, to revolutionize custom automation for our customers


2023 – Eclipse, part of Accenture Industry X

  • Now, as part of Accenture, we will combine our advanced automation capabilities with Accenture’s deep digital expertise that leverages the cloud, data, and artificial intelligence (AI), making factories and plants smarter and thus, more productive, sustainable and safe