Egemin Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) System Delivers in Hollywood

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN – Egemin recently installed Packmobile automated guided vehicle systems at Deluxe Laboratories in Hollywood, California and Toronto, Canada. The Packmobile AGVs transport thousands of feature length movie 35mm film reels at each facility.

The Packmobile automatic guided vehicles contain custom stainless steel fixtures that are designed to securely hold 1,000-pounds of 35mm film. The National Association of Theater Owners states that the number of indoor movie screens in the United States as of December 2009 is 38,605. On average, a feature length film is made up of seven 35mm reels. With those numbers, the Packmobile AGVs are kept very busy.

The addition of automated guided vehicles to Deluxe’s 35mm film processing has resulted in labor savings, improved ergonomics and better delivery reliability. Prior to the Packmobile AGVs, personnel were required to push heavy racks of reels between developing and imprinting, duplication, warehousing and shipping departments. Today, many of the movies you see at your local theater have taken a ride on Egemin’s Packmobile automated guided vehicle.

About Deluxe

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM® and Company 3® digital intermediates; feature and television post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfillment services. Laboratory and post production facilities are located in North America, Europe, and Australia. Deluxe Digital Studios offer home entertainment services in North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit

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.

About Dematic

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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