PRESS RELEASE: Rockwell Automation Announces the Next Gold Partner to its OEM Partner Program, Canline Systems BV

29 August 2022

Rockwell Automation, Inc. the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced that Canline Systems BV, has joined the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ as a gold-level OEM.

Canline, part of the Xano Group, is an international specialist in the design and installation of complete turnkey transport and handling projects for metal packaging materials in food, beverage and automotive. With projects across the globe, it is a leader in the fields of conveying, sorting and distributing using air, magnetism and vacuum technologies.

Created to support OEMs across the globe, Rockwell Automation’s comprehensive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Partner Program offers support for the design, development and delivery of innovative equipment, which incorporates Rockwell Automation solutions. All participants see it as a powerful strategic opportunity that supports and nurtures growth, innovation and market potential.

Vincenzo Monaco, EMEA OEM & Portfolio Marketing Manager at Rockwell Automation, explains: “Canline is a company with obvious ambition and a willingness to adopt and deploy new technologies. As consumer demands evolve, its end-user customers must keep pace with ever-changing market dynamics, and Canline’s use of more agile and flexible contemporary automation solutions offers an answer to these needs.”

Paul Jonker, Manager Control Systems at Canline, elaborates:

“The markets we serve are well established, but there is always room for further technical and operational gains, especially by using modern digitalized technologies.

To be able to supply our customers with state-of-the-art technology and the latest developments, we need to be in close contact with the market leaders in our field.

The cooperation with Rockwell provides us access to new developments first hand and helps us implementing them in our machinery”

Routeco, Rockwell Automation’s authorized distributor in the Netherlands was instrumental in Canline’s elevation to gold level. Indeed, this is the first OEM partnership led by a distributor in The Netherlands. Luc Op den Buijsch, Routeco Netherland’s Country Director, explains: “Rockwell Automation’s PartnerNetwork ecosystem both creates and supports business-growth opportunities for member companies. We were convinced that the timing was ideal for Canline to leverage these opportunities, especially considering its reputation in the packaging segment and the demands the market is facing.”

In late 2020, Rockwell Automation evolved its OEM PartnerNetwork to establish levels of participation based on need and output. The program – now including almost 3,500 machine builders worldwide – provides increased market-access opportunities, simplification, and standardized product alignment for manufacturers, enabling participants to fully leverage Rockwell Automation technology. The company expects more platinum-level partners – as well as a number of gold, silver and bronze – to join the program, making it a world-class opportunity for original equipment manufacturers.

About Canline

Canline is an international company with offices in the Netherlands and the United States of America. It is an international specialist in the design and installation of complete turnkey projects in transport and handling systems for the metal and aluminum can-making industry.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 25,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing The Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit

About the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™

Rockwell Automation believes we're better together—and we do our part by delivering an expansive, global partner ecosystem of market-leading technology, superior support and services, and an integrated and streamlined approach to business. Succeed on an international scale by utilizing our network's breadth of innovative technologies and services that no single vendor can provide alone. To learn more about how the PartnerNetwork™ is helping to deliver the value of The Connected Enterprise, visit PartnerNetwork Program.