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2015/09/17

Acquisition of Efacec Handling Solutions S.A. by Körber AG concluded

Hamburg, 17th of September 2015. The international technology group Körber completed the acquisition of Efacec Handling Solutions with effect from 17th of September 2015 following approval from the respective antitrust authorities. With the acquisition of this Portuguese intralogistics company, Körber is proceeding with the internationalization of its Business Area Logistics Systems.

Efacec Handling Solutions is a system integrator and leading provider of automated conveyor technology and storage systems, which is headquartered in Porto, Portugal. The wide range of services and integrated solutions for handling applications includes automated storage and retrieval systems, automated distribution centers, order fulfillment systems and baggage handling systems. What’s more, as a system integrator, the company also implements hardware solutions from its own product portfolio. This includes stacker cranes, miniloads, conveyors, automated guided vehicles, rail guided vehicles, sorting machines and a warehouse management system (WMS).

The company enhances the Business Unit System Integration within the Körber Business Area Logistics Systems above all through its international presence. In addition to the headquarters in Porto, Efacec Handling Solutions also has locations in the Czech Republic, Spain, India and Singapore. The company has around 180 employees.

Prior to the acquisition, Efacec Handling Solutions belonged to the Portuguese Efacec Group. The reason for the sale of the subsidiary to the Körber Group is a strategic reorganization of the Efacec Group.

Press Release September 17, 2015 (pdf)