Profile: Brooks Automation Inc (BRKS.O)
Brooks Automation, Inc. (Brooks), incorporated on November 14, 1994, is a global provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation solutions for multiple markets, including semiconductor manufacturing, technology device manufacturing and life sciences. The Company operates in three segments: Brooks Product Solutions, Brooks Global Services and Brooks Life Science Systems. The Company specializes in developing and building the handling system, as well as the vacuum technology used in these tools. The Company's products can be utilized as an individual component or as a completely integrated handling system. Automation products are provided to support both atmospheric and vacuum based processes while the Company's focus remains on improving performance and productivity. The Company provides vacuum pumps and instrumentation, which is required in certain process steps to create and to optimize the process environment by maintaining pressure consistency of the known process gas. The Company provides pressure measurement instruments, which form part of this pressure control loop on production processing equipment. For the life science markets the Company provides automated sample management platforms, which store samples (for example Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), blood, drug compounds, biologics) in a controlled environment and automate the process of the subsequent extractions of specifically selected samples from those racks or plates. The Company also provides systems for automated blood fractionation, sealing and de-sealing equipment for samples stored on plates and automated cappers and de-cappers for samples stored in tubes.
The Company also provides consumables in the form of sample plates, micro-plates and tubes. In the Cytometry application, the Company offers whole well cell counting systems using brightfield imaging technology. The Brooks Product Solutions segment provides a variety of products and solutions that enable improved throughput and yield in controlled operating environments. Those products include atmospheric and vacuum robots, robotic modules, and tool automation systems that provide precision handling and clean wafer environments as well as vacuum pumping and thermal management solutions used to create and control critical process vacuum applications. The Brooks Global Services segment provides an extensive range of support services, including repair services, diagnostic support services and installation services in support of the base equipment installed by its Brooks Product Solutions segment, which enable its customers to maximize process tool uptime and productivity. The Brooks Life Science Systems segment provides automated sample management systems for automated cold sample storage, equipment for sample preparation and handling, consumables, and parts and support services to a wide range of life science customers including pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, national laboratories, research institutes and research hospitals. This segment also provides end-user customers with spare parts to maximize customer tool productivity. The Company competes with Daihen, Daikin, Rorze, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Genesis, Telemark, MKS Instruments, Inficon, Hirata, Kawasaki, Genmark, Rorze, Sankyo, TDK, Symphonia, Celestica, Flextronics, Hamilton, Matrical, HighRes Biosolutions, Liconic and TTP LabTech.
Brooks Automation Inc
15 Elizabeth Dr
CHELMSFORD MA 01824-4111