HOLLAND, MICHIGAN – Egemin AGVs Profiled in Industry Today, In the current issue of Industry Today, Dan Harvey reports Automated guided vehicle systems, commonly called AGVS, once seemed like a fantasy described in an H.G. Wells novel.
In the current issue of Industry Today, Dan Harvey reports Automated guided vehicle systems, commonly called AGVS, once seemed like a fantasy described in an H.G. Wells novel. Today it’s becoming commonplace, thanks to Egemin Automation Inc. For almost 40 years, the Michigan-based company pioneered development and deployment. Efficient and cost-effective, the technology bolsters a company’s bottom line.
To best understand the impact that automated guided vehicle systems (AGVS) have had on material handling, you need to look at Egemin Automation Inc. and its parent company. Part of Egemin NV, a Belgium-based international organization with outposts on several continents, Egemin Automation is the leading provider of AGVS.
First, a bit of background: In its previous incarnation and as part of the global Egemi NV operation, the Holland, Michigan- based Egemin Automation has manufactured AGVs and warehouse management systems for nearly forty years (it was established in 1976).
Within the history of these two organizations resides the evolution of automated material handling vehicles. Indeed, Egemin Automation’s narrative could provide a fascinating PBS documentary (a Ken Burns-style project, perhaps) and David Noble, Egemin Automation’s director of marketing and communications, would be the most appropriate narrator.
The full feature article may be read http://www.industrytoday.com/article_view.aspArticleID=2727
Companies in the food, beverage, plastics, consumer goods and big box retail distribution markets purchase Egemin Hybrid Automated Guided Vehicles for flexibility, familiarity, reliability, and affordability. Combined with Egemin’s Warehouse Management System (E’wms), organizations realize better than expected returns on investment.
About Dematic Egemin
Dematic Egemin (formerly Egemin Automation) manufactures, implements and services mobile automation solutions that improve warehouse, production and distribution center processes to optimize the supply chain. Product solutions include Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and in-floor towing solutions. Dematic Egemin comprises the Mobile Automation group within Dematic, with a Center of Excellence located in Holland, Michigan.
Dematic is a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic, Egemin and Retrotech, now integrated under the roof of KION Group, have implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
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