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Dutch firm Ravas acquires weighing system vendor LTS Scale
Buying Ohio maker of forklift scales intended to further Ravas' international expansion plans, firm says.
Wolter Group acquires Bohnert Equipment Co.
Distributor expands with acquisition of Kentucky-based material handling equipment solutions provider.
Crown Equipment expands in Missouri
Material handling company opens larger sales and service center in Springfield, Mo., to accommodate growing demand in the region, firm says.
Flexport opens Vietnam warehouse for firms fleeing China tariffs
Modern facility is one of few in the region to match China's labor and infrastructure, firm says.
Geodis deploys self-driving pallet jacks from Vecna
Dallas DC uses two autonomous vehicles to move pallets through 150,000-square-foot building.
Users ask for better communication from warehouse robotics vendors
Retailers and manufacturers need automation to help with labor shortages, but vendors tend to overpromise and underperform, MHI panelists say.
Fulfillment strategies get local
Creating a network of small satellite fulfillment centers can ease transportation, labor, and automation challenges for retailers—all while raising the bar on the customer experience.
Honeywell opens "robotics innovation hub" in Pittsburgh
Division will pull together company's various automation initiatives, be led by former Amazon robotics executive.
Vargo opens suburban Cincinnati office
Material handling systems integrator expands with sixth office; announces executive team changes.
Micro-fulfillment center startup Fabric raises $110 million
Tel Aviv designer of urban, automated warehouses sets sights on North American growth.

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