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FKI logistex opens North American Technology & Education Center

FKI logistex opens North American Technology & Education Center
St. Louis, Missouri, USA: July 10, 2007 - FKI Logistex announces the grand opening of the new, multimillion-dollar FKI Logistex Technology & Education Center (TEC) in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 17, 2007. The 31,000-square-foot training and demonstration center offers FKI Logistex customers access to fully functional, automated sortation, conveying, AS/RS, and order fulfillment systems for solutions demonstrations, proof-of-concept testing, and operator training.

At the TEC, visitors can test their own products and containers on the FKI Logistex equipment and preview innovative material handling solutions developed by FKI Logistex engineers. The TEC enables companies to jump-start training for new installations and learn best practices for operation and maintenance of existing systems.

Visitors to the TEC receive personalized guided tours through the facility, which features a mini-load automated storage and retrieval crane, a high-speed wedge merge feeding a UniSort XV high-speed sliding shoe sortation system, motorized roller conveyor, tilt-tray and cross-belt sortation systems, and warehouse control systems (WCS). The TEC also features demonstrations of the company's latest sortation innovations, picking technologies, and controls and software solutions, and is scalable to incorporate a broader range of FKI Logistex solutions in the future. In addition, visitors to the TEC are given tours of the adjacent FKI Logistex Cincinnati manufacturing facility.

"The TEC provides FKI Logistex customers with a state-of-the-art, technology-rich, material handling environment to see the industry's latest solutions in action," says Stephen Legg, director, product and technology development, FKI Logistex. "Our goal is to develop lasting relationships built around the TEC, where customers continue to come back for education, testing and training."

"At the TEC, we have the opportunity to show our customers that FKI Logistex is home to the world's most advanced material handling equipment and software," adds Legg. "FKI Logistex has some of the industry's newest and most innovative patents, and works continuously to improve the automated solutions offered to our customers."

"The FKI Logistex TEC is unique in the automated material handling industry," says Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. "It gives us the capability to offer advanced hands-on learning while enhancing our existing and prospective customer relationships."

About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, robotic and conventional palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.

FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world.

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