Inside Logistics

Cimcorp expands U.S. footprint

New facility includes demonstration centre for automation solutions


July 2, 2020
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GRIMSBY, Ontario – Cimcorp has opened a new, larger U.S. office July 1, to accommodate its continued market expansion and serve its growing customer base across the United States, as well as Mexico.

Moving from Norcross to Alpharetta, Georgia, the new office includes a workshop space for quicker, more localized aftermarket services.

In addition to space for offices and the workshop, the facility will also provide a showroom for Cimcorp’s 3D Shuttle solution, an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) for goods-to-person order picking. Customers and visitors can see how the 3D Shuttle uses gantry robot technology together with a unique shuttle device to rapidly store and retrieve goods stored in stacked plastic crates, totes, bins and containers – with the ability to handle up to 1,000 totes per hour from a storage area.

“We found we needed a larger facility that would allow us to expand our local service offerings and further uphold our commitment to quality support,” said Joel Kuusman, manager of U.S. Operations and Technology Services.

“The new Alpharetta office provides us all that and more, including the new workshop for managing repair work, spare parts storage, et al. With this greater capacity and these expanded capabilities, our customers can continue to trust in the reliability, accuracy and speed of our solutions long into the future.”

Grimsby, Ontario-based Cimcorp is part of Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) and supplies automation for intralogistics, using advanced robotics, material handling and software technologies. As well as being a manufacturer and integrator of material handling systems for the tire industry, Cimcorp has developed robotic solutions for order fulfillment and storage for the food & beverage, retail, e-commerce, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and postal services sectors.