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, to revolutionize custom automation for our customers