Swisslog Buys Swedish Conveyor and Crane Manufacturer

May 1, 2007
Swisslog (Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland) purchased Accalon (Boxholm, Sweden), a manufacturer of conveyor systems and stacker cranes for warehouses and distribution



"The acquisition of Accalon enables us to increase our competitiveness in the area of less complex projects, where conveyor systems and stacker cranes account for a large part of the added value. As a supplier of integrated logistics solutions we had to purchase the hardware components from third parties. This regularly left us at a competitive disadvantage in that market segment," said CEO Remo Brunschwiler.

The acquisition will reportedly increase the production of conveyor systems in China where Accalon has a factory. Accalon used to be part of the Swisslog Group from 1994-2000, when it was bought out by management.

Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. The company currently employs 1,850 people in 20 countries.