GRIMSBY, Ontario (Jan. 7, 2015) — Tire handling equipment maker RMT Robotics Ltd. has adopted the name Cimcorp Automation Ltd., effective Jan. 1.
The Canadian-based company, which manufactures and integrates turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, joined the Cimcorp Group in 2010, extending Finland-based Cimcorp Oy's reach into North America.
Now, the two entities have created “a unified front as one brand in order to drive innovation in R&D and product development, and offer a comprehensive material handling and automation solutions portfolio,” Cimcorp said.
Cimcorp Oy President Martti Artama said the union of the brands “under a single umbrella signifies a successful execution of product development and brand positioning that has allowed us to offer one suite of solutions across the worldwide distribution landscape. We look forward to increasing the global footprint of the Cimcorp brand and contributing to the North American market.”
Cimcorp also provides advanced warehouse control and manufacturing execution software for the tire, food and beverage, e-commerce, consumer goods and postal services sectors. The company has more than 300 employees and said it has delivered 2,000 robotic systems to distribution centers and warehouses across five continents.
Cimcorp Automation President Doug Pickard said the company's future in North America and around the world “is filled with excitement and promise for advancements in robotics. Cimcorp representatives in Finland and Canada will continue to work closely as an integrated company to provide the best automated materials handling solutions to our current and future customers.
“It is our goal to provide manufacturers and distributors with solutions that will enable them to not only succeed in their respective industries, but establish themselves as true innovation leaders.”
Going forward, Cimcorp said it plans to use its combined resources, “drawing on each entity's individual strengths, to ramp up collaborative R&D initiatives and continue software development that furthers innovation.”
The company listed among its goals improving energy and operational efficiencies, productivity, speed, and capabilities of its solutions. It said that “as a global entity, Cimcorp will create standardization across its systems that ensures compliance with global standards and regulations, while accommodating the intricacies of various local markets.
“The resulting synergy will provide Cimcorp customers with a significant competitive advantage in the modern market.”
Cimcorp Oy was acquired by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd. (Muratec) in 2014 to provide best-in-class material handling solutions to a global client base. As outlined after the acquisition, both Muratec and Cimcorp — including its North American subsidiary — said they will continue business operations with no change to their current strategies.