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Dematic announces plans to integrate Egemin Automation into organization

Dematic announces plans to integrate Egemin Automation into organization

March 17, 2017 – Following the acquisition by the KION Group, Dematic, a supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the plans for integrating Egemin Automation into its organization. The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar year 2017, is intended to enhance Dematic's system integration capability in Europe. The resulting combination of technologies, talent and experience will provide customers enhanced warehouse automation and AGV solutions. Egemin Automation had been acquired by the KION Group in 2015.

In the first of two major integration moves, Dematic will be creating a "Mobile Automation Center of Excellence (COE)" which will combine the Dematic, Egemin Automation, and NDC (recent Dematic technology acquisition in Australia) AGV products into one global group. The COE will also include Egemin's in-floor chain conveyor (E'tow) offerings.

The Mobile Automation COE will be headquartered in Holland, Michigan (US), current home of Egemin North American operations, under the leadership of Tom Kaminski, former CEO of Egemin NA. Other COE locations will include the Egemin Automation offices in Zwijndrecht, Belgium, Germany (Bremen), France (Heillecourt), and the Netherlands (Gorinchem) plus the Dematic offices in China (Shanghai) and Australia (Belrose).

In the second integration move, Egemin's warehouse automation activities (E'wds) will continue to be located in Zwijndrecht, Belgium and will be integrated into the Dematic Central Europe organization, reporting to Barbara Wladarz, Managing Director, Central Europe. The Benelux team will continue to serve all European regions in the design and delivery of warehouse and distribution solutions. The enhanced offerings will provide focused vertical market solutions including pallet warehouse systems and standard convey and sort solutions addressing the diversified requirements for markets, such as food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, distribution & logistics, production and manufacturing. The joint Dematic and Egemin warehouse automation solution portfolio will combine the technology experience and talent of both companies to provide value to existing and new customers.

Moving forward, Jan Vercammen will serve as Vice President, Business Development, Dematic International. He will be responsible for business development activities and identifying and facilitating best practices throughout the Dematic International regions of Europe, China, and ANZA.

Forming the KION Group's Supply Chain Solutions Segment, Dematic and Egemin Automation together with KION's Industrial Trucks & Services Segment are able to offer end-to-end intralogistics solutions to customers from forklifts to AGVs to high-end warehouse automation.

About Dematic

Dematic is a l supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic, Egemin and Retrotech, now integrated under the roof of KION Group, have implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

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