Dematic Group, a leading global supplier of integrated material handling solutions and services has announced the successful completion of their acquisition of HK Systems, a North American automated material handling and software solutions provider. The strategic acquisition was made final on September 15, 2010.
John K. Baysore, Chief Executive Officer, Dematic North America will be responsible for leading and developing the newly combined company in the United States and Canada. With more than twenty years of executive experience, Baysore will lead Dematic in the design, delivery and support of a more robust and diversified solution offering to the company’s customers.
The newly combined company will be called Dematic with its North American headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The expanded manufacturing footprint will allow Dematic to domestically manufacture automated storage and retrieval machines as well as automated guided vehicles in addition to conveyor, sortation and order fulfilment technologies.
Baysore says that the combined company will provide enhanced material flow solutions to improve their customers’ supply chain performance while increasing their service levels and profitability. Their goal is to deliver seamless end-to-end solutions for diversified vertical markets from manufacturing to distribution.
Additionally, the acquisition combines two powerful customer service infrastructures to deliver a highly responsive and dependable integrated material handling systems support.