If you’ve been following Cognex for the past 37 years—or even for the past 37 months—you know that we’re not your average high-tech company. There is nothing average about Cognex!
We dare to be different in everything we do—from designing unique AI vision algorithms to holding elaborate Halloween parties to designing wacky annual reports. Hey, why be bland when you can be colorful and creative…and maybe even a bit over the line? If we do what other companies do, then we’ll be just like them: average. That doesn’t work for Cognex, because one of our core values is excellence. Good is not good enough; we strive for excellence in everything that we do.
Our out-of-the-box thinking paid off big time in 2017! Thanks to the innovative thinking and hard work of our 1,771 employees (aka Cognoids) around the world, we established new financial records for revenue, net income and earnings per share, all from continuing operations. Clearly, our customers love Cognex products as much as we love designing and manufacturing them, and that’s saying a lot!
Our customers and all of our Cognoids know just how special we are, and now it’s time for you, our loyal and passionate shareholders, to discover that too. So, when it came time to create our 2017 Annual Report, we decided to be unconventional once again. That’s why the annual report you’re looking at right now is…a Cognex dating website!
We know that you love machine vision and ID. So, whether you want a serious relationship or just a casual fling, it’s important that you look for your true love in the right place. And our Scanning for Love website is just that! It’s the only dating website dedicated to people searching for their match in machine vision and ID.
If you’re ready to find your perfect match, forget about those corny pickup lines and get ready to meet your true love!
Dr. Robert J. Shillman
Founder, Chairman and Chief Culture Officer