Intelligrated and Swisslog form alliance

by MM&D staff

Cincinnati: Automated material handling solutions providers Intelligrated and Swisslog have formed a “strategic alliance” in North America to provide integrated material handling solutions for the food, beverage and retail markets.

The two companies have collaborated on projects over the past five years, and the alliance is designed to provide customers with a comprehensive set of solutions, said Intelligrated.

“Our joint efforts will provide customers with both proven and innovative solutions designed and implemented in a rapid, cost-effective manner,” said Jim McKnight, senior vice-president, system sales and marketing, Intelligrated.

Swisslog’s warehouse automation products and integration services will be available alongside Intelligrated’s US-manufactured technologies and regional network, Intelligrated said. Customers will benefit from enhanced service and support plans available through the combined efforts of both organizations.

The portfolio of products include: Swisslog’s Vectura pallet AS/RS; Tornado Miniload AS/RS; ProMove pallet conveyors; AutoStore goods-to-person piece picking and storage solution; and WarehouseManager and AutomationManager software.

“This partnership will extend the reach and depth of our solutions focus for clients, especially in the food, beverage and retail markets, by combining key strengths of both organizations,” added Markus Schmidt, senior vice-president, Swisslog North America.

Intelligrated will offer IntelliSort sortation systems; Alvey palletizers and robotics; Real Time Solutions order fulfillment systems; case conveyor products; BOSS controls; and the InControlWare software suite.