Dematic expands portfolio with NDC Automation acquisition
Automated technology supplier Dematic has acquired NDC Automation, a provider of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and software in Australia and New Zealand.
According to a Dematic statement, NDC Automation will operate under the trade name NDC Automation for a transition period locally, and globally as Dematic.
Dematic president and chief executive officer Ulf Henriksson says the acquisition enhances the company’s ability to design, deliver and deploy global AGV solutions that move, store and/or retrieve goods.
“The NDC portfolio expands upon an existing portfolio that will dynamically optimise the movement of raw materials or finished goods as they move throughout a facility, including software that provides real-time information addressing material flow metrics,” Henriksson says.
Headquartered in Australia, NDC Automation has been providing AGV solutions for companies in Australia and New Zealand for more than 40 years. The company has focused on advances in the areas of safety and vehicle navigation.
Dematic CEO ANZ/ASEAN Glen Borg says the acquisition complements the company’s storage equipment and logistics IT technologies and provides its clients with expanded flexible, scalable and modular solutions.