For Novanta, technology and sustainability do not represent a contradiction, but rather two sides of the same coin. In order to make our world more sustainable, we need constantly improved technological solutions. Our research and development teams focus on performance, precision, and safety, on the one hand, and the sustainable development of solutions that are durable, save energy, and ensure material efficiency, on the other.
To secure our innovative strength and be successful in the high–growth markets that we address, we employ 500 engineers and invested 10.3% of our sales in research and development in 2020. Our investments have resulted in 28% of our sales in 2020 being achieved with new products. A further testament to Novanta’s strength in research and development is that we own more than 400 patents.