Alvey Systems and White Systems Join to Deploy FKI Logistex Manufacturing Team |

Alvey Systems and White Systems Join to Deploy FKI Logistex Manufacturing Team

(St. Louis, Missouri: March 13, 2003) Alvey Systems (, an FKI Logistex (LSE: FKI.L) member company and leading integrator of material and information flow solutions, announces the completion of the second phase of the FKI Logistex Manufacturing Team deployment. The new deployment now puts automated storage specialists FKI Logistex White Systems under direct report to Alvey Systems, the lead integrator for the team.

The FKI Logistex Manufacturing Team, comprising FKI Logistex Automation Division, Alvey Systems, and now White Systems, provides fully integrated solutions for automated material flow in the manufacturing sector. FKI Logistex Manufacturing Team systems are currently used by some of the world's most competitive and successful manufacturers.

As part of the new alignment, Ackerman also announced the immediate appointment of G. Lynnwood Rosser to director of sales and marketing for White Systems. Rosser will manage all White field and systems sales personnel and will report to William Harton, Alvey senior vice president of sales and field operations.

With the new grouping in place, all White Systems personnel will now report to Alvey president, Steve Ackerman. "The union of these great material handling companies will further strengthen the ability of FKI Logistex to serve our current and prospective manufacturing customers," noted Ackerman.

"This is a combination of strengths—joining Alvey's leadership in palletizing, robotics, conveying solutions, and systems integration with White Systems expertise in carousel and AS/RS systems, and the comprehensive capabilities of the FKI Logistex Automation Division. The FKI Logistex Manufacturing Team now offers a powerful unit to turn to for any end-to-end manufacturing material flow solution," added Ackerman. "We look forward to providing the manufacturing sector with the strongest possible material handling solutions available in the market today."

About FKI Logistex Alvey Systems
Alvey Systems (, an FKI Logistex member company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading integrator of materials handling solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and distributors. Using its own broad line of equipment and related software and controls, Alvey creates turnkey solutions to help companies adapt to changing needs.

Renowned for its quality equipment, Alvey offers an extensive line of automatic palletizers and depalletizers, package conveyors, high-speed sorters, pallet and unit handling conveyors, robotics, and third-party products, as well as software and controls. In addition, Alvey's Customer Support division offers aftermarket support and services including components and parts, field service, training, equipment audits, maintenance, and support contracts, as well as equipment remanufacturing. For sales information, contact Kevin Kozuszek, marketing communications manager, at (314) 995-2363 or at [email protected].

About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex is a leading supplier of integrated material handling solutions for distribution, baggage handling, freight, parcel, and manufacturing applications. FKI Logistex supplies its customers with an integrated set of leading edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

FKI Logistex ( is a part of FKI plc (LSE: FKI.L) a UK-based international engineering group. FKI Logistex is comprised of the industry’s most successful and recognized brands, including Alvey Systems, Cleco, Crisplant, Crisplant a/s, Automation Division (incorporating Buschman Operations, Mathews Operations, and CMP Corporation), Integration Division, Io Systems, Real Time Solutions, and White Systems.

For more information, contact FKI Logistex, 1500 Lebanon Road, Danville, KY, 40422; telephone: (877) 935-4564; e-mail [email protected].
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