RMT Robotics joins Muratec Group as part of Cimcorp acquisition

GRIMSBY, ON – RMT Robotics has joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd..

0 November 4, 2014

Together, the companies will provide best-in-class material handling solutions to a global client base. Both Muratec and Cimcorp will continue business operations going forward with no change to their current strategies.

Daisuke Murata, president and CEO, Murata Machinery, Ltd., said, “With this acquisition, both companies will be able to offer customers the systems for which they are already well known, as well as the full advantage of the attractive, complementary systems of both Muratec and Cimcorp. From now on, the Muratec-Cimcorp Group can truly be a one-stop-shop. Our promise is to only improve for our customers’ benefit.”

Muratec and Cimcorp are worldwide leaders in their respective fields in the material handling industry. With more than €1.6 billion (CA$2.26 billion / US$2.02 billion) in annual sales, Muratec is ranked as having the 4th highest annual sales in the world amongst solution providers for material handling systems. Ulvila, Finland-based Cimcorp, with estimated 2014 revenue of €60 million (CA$84.7 million / US$75.65 million), is the top supplier for intralogistics in the tire industry and has unique solutions for a variety of retail and distribution customers.

Martti Artama, president, Cimcorp Oy, said, “Starting immediately, both companies will utilize possibilities to enhance service coverage through the networks each company has established globally, targeting best-in-class service performance to our customers. For the future, we aim to introduce new innovations for various manufacturing and distribution industries by integrating the experience and knowhow that both Muratec and Cimcorp have developed.”

Cimcorp acquired Canada-based RMT Robotics in 2010, adding extensive case picking, automation and robotic capabilities to its portfolio of material handling solutions.

Doug Pickard, president, RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy Company, “Together with Muratec, we are convinced we can deliver very compelling offers and high return on our customers’ investments. RMT Robotics is looking forward to the great possibilities that the Muratec-Cimcorp Group can offer our customers both today and into the future.”

About Murata Machinery, Ltd.

Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) was established in 1935. It has expanded its fields to textile machines, machine tools, material handling systems, communication equipment, and factory automation for clean rooms, and now has 6,300 group employees and more than 1.6 billion euros (CA$2.26 billion / US $2.02 billion) annual sales as of March 2014. The Logistics & Automation Division was started in 1962 and has delivered 6,000 systems to approximately 5,000 customers in various industries in over 20 countries.

About Cimcorp Oy

Established in 1970, Cimcorp Oy (www.cimcorp.com) is a Finnish company specializing in material handling and intralogistics automation using robotics and advanced software technologies. Cimcorp Oy Group – which consists of Cimcorp Oy in Finland and RMT Robotics Ltd. in Canada – has become a leading supplier worldwide to the tire industry, and is also strong as a supplier to the food & retail and postal services sectors. The group has 300 employees and has delivered 2,000 robotic systems across five continents.

About RMT Robotics Ltd.

RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy Company, is a Canadian company that manufactures and integrates turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions designed to reduce operating costs and streamline operations. Since 1981, RMT Robotics has been recognized around the globe as an innovator in robotics materials handling. RMT helps our customers compete in an increasingly aggressive and price-sensitive global marketplace by providing best-in-class robotic handling solutions.

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