Egemin Enters Supply Chain Automation Agreement with ConAgra Foods

HOLLAND, MICHIGAN – Egemin Automation’s continuing leadership in Automated Warehousing and Automatic Trailer Loading has resulted in another agreement to supply fully automated production warehousing and automatic trailer loading systems for a major food corporation in the USA, ConAgra Foods, Inc.

The initial system will consist of a large fleet of Egemin E’tl Automatic Trailer Loading and High Reach Warehousing AGVs and Egemin’s Warehouse Management System (E’wms). The system includes automated production line takeaways and Automatic Trailer Loading of outbound shipments combined with over 750,000 square feet of finished goods storage/retrieval through a combination of up to 5-high deep lane floor and push-back racking storage. E’wms links the logistic environment and the equipment, and will provide fully automated warehouse and inventory management integrated with SAP. ConAgra Foods and Egemin are evaluating a rollout of the technologies at additional facilities.

For the past 20 years, Mark Stevenson, former VP of Business Development at Egemin, has worked with many of the world’s largest corporations on the design and implementation of automatic guided vehicle systems, including two of the first automatic trailer loading system in the United States, and he holds a patent as a co-inventor of ATL (automatic trailer loading) technology. Stevenson is recognized as one of the foremost authorities and subject matter experts on the design and application of automated trailer loading systems and warehousing automation with automated guided vehicles. He commented, “Our agreement with ConAgra Foods is the result of a common vision for the tremendous savings and operational efficiencies that can be realized through end-of-line and warehousing automation and a passion to be at the forefront of innovation in our respective industries.”

Egemin Automation Inc. (http://www.egeminusa.com) is the leading manufacturer of AGVs and Warehouse Management Systems since 1976. Egemin is a worldwide organization operating on six continents. Egemin’s Center for AGV Excellence is located in Holland, Michigan, where it employs all disciplines as the AGV industry leader. All AGV technologies including design, software, and support, are developed and owned by Egemin. Over 5,000 AGVs have been manufactured and installed; many are being used by Fortune 500 companies.

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America’s leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America’s households. Consumers find Banquet,Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us athttp://www.conagrafoods.com/.

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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