GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, May 7, 2019 — Dematic was recently honored by the West Michigan World Trade Association (WMWTA) as its World Trader of the Year. The company was honored at this year’s event ceremony, held May 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
WMWTA is an organization dedicated to maintaining West Michigan's competitive edge in the global marketplace. The mission of WMWTA is to enable international companies to share best practices, provide education to enhance the skills of importers/exporters, and to develop the appropriate talent and operating strategies for companies that import and export.
According to Mike Khodl, VP of Global Solutions Management, “Dematic produces world-class solutions using the best practices gained from operating in every region of the world. Dematic combines the engineering talent based in our West Michigan operations with other Dematic global engineering and production centers to deliver high performance automated intralogistics systems to our customers. Thank you to WMWTA for recognizing Dematic as an innovative engineering company as well as a strong and reliable business partner.”
Dematic was selected for the award based on these attributes: innovative engineering culture, capacity to efficiently serve customers around the world, and the capability to optimize intralogistics functions for manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution operations in a wide variety of industry sectors. Dematic has a significant presence in West Michigan with more than 1,200 employees in Grand Rapids and Holland. Dematic also has a strong global presence with 7,000 employees in 26 countries.
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has 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 Atlanta, Georgia, 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 centers. 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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