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Alstef and BA Robotic Systems announce merger into B2A Technology

Alstef and BA Robotic Systems announce merger into B2A Technology

March 5, 2018 – Orchestrated by their CEOs, Pierre MAROL and Jean-Luc THOMÉ, the merger between Alstef and BA Robotic Systems Group will give birth to B2A Technology, a French provider of automated turnkey solutions for the intralogistics, airport and robotics markets.

The project is backed by Future French Champions, the partnership between CDC International Capital and Qatar Investment Authority, which will own 32% of B2A Technology’s share capital alongside key executives, managers and employees.

Alstef, an automated handling systems specialist, offers intralogistics solutions for high-bay storage and pallet order picking, as well as automated baggage systems for airports. BA Robotic Systems Group is a French specialist in intralogistics systems based on AGV (“Automated Guided Vehicles”) technology, and a player in robotics solutions in the medical sector or for the “industry 4.0”.

After several years of cooperation on key intralogistics projects, the CEOs of the two companies have been able to assess the industrial and technological complementarities of the two companies as well as the compatibility of their corporate cultures.

Each company will continue to carry out its activities under its own brand and with its own teams. However the creation of the new group will allow them to offer integrated automated handling solutions, from automated trucks to fully automated warehouses, in order to meet the growing need of their clients.

With €100m of combined revenue and a 500 people workforce, B2A Technology will have the means to develop solutions to meet the logistics and airport industries’ upcoming challenges.

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