March 22, 2016

Dematic acquires Australian firm NDC Automation

Sydney-based company makes automated guided vehicles for warehouse automation.

By Ben Ames

Material handling and logistics systems provider Dematic Corp. will acquire NDC Automation, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) and software provider in Sydney, Australia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

After a unspecified transition period, NDC will operate under the Dematic name. The company has provided AGV solutions for companies located in Australia and New Zealand for more than 40 years.

"The NDC portfolio expands upon an existing portfolio that will dynamically optimize the movement of raw materials or finished goods as they move throughout a facility, including software that provides real-time information addressing material-flow metrics," Dematic President and CEO Ulf Henriksson said in a statement.

The announcement marks the second recent acquisition by Dematic, following its purchase of the Austin, Texas-based warehouse execution software (WES) provider Reddwerks Corp. in November 2015.

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Ben Ames
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Ben Ames has spent 20 years as a journalist since starting out as a daily newspaper reporter in Pennsylvania in 1995. From 1999 forward, he has focused on business and technology reporting for a number of trade journals, beginning when he joined Design News and Modern Materials Handling magazines. Ames is author of the trail guide "Hiking Massachusetts" and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.

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