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Dematic and Vocollect Expand Relationship to Global Level

Integration of Workforce with Performance Metrics Helps Ensure Optimization of Warehouse Operations


GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – February 19, 2013  – Dematic, a supplier of systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, has announced the expansion and strengthening of its relationship with Vocollect, the world leader in voice solutions for mobile workers and a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE:IN), through a new global partnership. This collaboration provides an improved customer experience that delivers a comprehensive view of the warehouse inclusive of equipment, processes and workforce in real-time, enabling insightful decision-making for improved operations.
 
Vocollect solutions integrate with Dematic’s software platform for seamless, consistent application throughout the entire warehouse operations. Collaborating in this way at the global level helps ensure reliable support and repeatable results regardless of location while greatly improving the ability to make real-time decisions, leading to increased distribution and fulfillment capability while lowering costs.
 
"Leveraging knowledge captured from the warehouse or DC is important to the supply chain," stated Robert Nilsson, Dematic Vice President and General Manager of Software and Supply Chain Intelligence. "Partnerships such as this will help Dematic to advance the capability of its solutions and strengthen the effectiveness of the supply chain."
 
According to Nilsson, there is a clear need within the industry for intelligence or Supply Chain iQ so that data and technologies are leveraged within and beyond the warehouse and distribution centers in a way that enables smarter logistics decisions and optimization throughout the supply chain network. Dematic is focused on providing solutions that fulfill this need while enhancing the customer experience through voice, mobile and user-friendly interfaces that work seamlessly with integrated partners’ solutions such as Vocollect.

"Through our work together with more than 130 joint customers worldwide, we have enjoyed a very successful and long-term partnership with Dematic," said Ron Kubera, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Vocollect. "Dematic and Vocollect are all about helping customers run a better business. The Dematic voice solution "Vocollect. Ready." seamlessly optimizes Dematic customers’ operations while providing them with a premier worker experience."

About Dematic
Dematic is a global engineering company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions. With a global knowledge network of more than 4,000 skilled logistics professionals, Dematic is able to provide customers with a unique perspective in world-class materials handling solution design. Our commitment to solution development, combined with engineering centers and manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, ensures Dematic has the range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost-effective solutions globally. Our successful track record has led to the development and implementation of more than 5,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium, and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic generates a global business volume of approximately $1.3 billion. For more information regarding Dematic, contact Cheryl Falk, Vice President, Marketing Communications at cheryl.falk@dematic.com or 262-860-6715. 
  
 
About Vocollect
Vocollect, a business unit of Intermec, Inc. (NYSE:IN), is the leading provider of innovative voice technology solutions that help companies with mobile workers run a better business. Vocollect enables companies to further optimize already-efficient distribution operations and improve business decision capabilities, while delivering the industry’s premier worker experience for challenging industrial environments. Almost one million workers use Vocollect every day. Together with a global team of over 2,000 certified Vocollect solution professionals, Vocollect helps its customers save more than $20 billion annually. Vocollect integrates with all major WMS and ERP systems and supports the industry’s leading handheld computing devices. For more information, visit www.vocollect.com. Vocollect® is a registered trademark of Intermec IP Corp.  All rights reserved. 
 
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Press Contact:
Cheryl Falk
Vice President, Marketing Communications
Cheryl.Falk@dematic.com
(262) 860-6715
 
Susan Muttart
Manager, Communications                                                                        
scmuttart@vocollect.com
(412) 349-2543