Dematic’s HK Acquisition is Official

Dematic Group, global supplier of integrated material handling solutions and services, has successfully completed the acquisition of HK Systems, a North American automated material handling and software solutions provider. This strategic union was made final on September 15, 2010.

John K. Baysore, chief executive officer of Dematic North America, will lead and develop the newly combined company in the United States and Canada. It will be called Dematic and its North American headquarters will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The expanded manufacturing footprint will allow Dematic to domestically manufacture automated storage and retrieval machines and automated guided vehicles in addition to conveyor, sortation and order fulfillment technology.

“Throughout the transition, customers will remain our top priority,” Baysore said. “The combined company will provide enhanced material flow solutions to improve our customers’ supply chain performance while increasing their service levels and profitability. Our goal is to deliver seamless end-to-end solutions for diversified vertical markets from manufacturing to distribution. In addition, the acquisition combines two powerful customer service infrastructures.”

For more information, visit www.dematic.us.

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