News | December 23, 2013

Dematic Acquires Upturn Solutions Purchase Extends Dematic's Reach Into Maintenance Management And Cloud Services

Dematic, a supplier of systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution centers, recently announces its acquisition of Upturn Solutions, a leading provider of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) designed for distribution, manufacturing and warehouse environments. The acquisition of the Bigfork, Montana-based Upturn enhances Dematic solutions and expands its capability into distribution center workflow, asset and inventory management, and preventative maintenance.

"The acquisition of Upturn Solutions supports our strategic mission to provide our customers with the critical business intelligence required today to streamline and automate their processes to improve work flow," stated Ulf Henriksson, President and CEO, Dematic Group. "The integration of CMMS into our software offering will further enhance our ability to deliver robust order fulfillment solutions that provide competitive advantage for the diversified markets we serve including ecommerce, retail, apparel, healthcare, 3PL, food, beverage, parcel and manufacturing."

The Dematic CMMS offering is a low cost, subscription-based service designed by maintenance people for maintenance people. The product offers the customer the ability to "pay as you go" rather than requiring a large upfront investment as with traditional CMMS.

John Baysore, President and CEO, Dematic North America stated, "In listening to our customers, we know they struggle with the upfront investment and usability of today's CMMS offerings. Our acquisition of Upturn will allow Dematic to closely integrate and leverage the benefits of a streamlined maintenance management tool with our material handling knowledge at a very affordable price."

The transaction was finalized Monday, December 23, 2013. The Bigfork office location will continue operations including research and development, sales and service.

For more information, visit www.dematic.com/upturn-solutions.

About Upturn Solutions
Headquartered in Bigfork, Montana, Upturn Solutions, Inc. has been focused on developing and deploying Computerized Maintenance Management Solutions since 2003. Its flagship product, Sprocket CMMS, is uniquely designed to streamline and automate maintenance processes in Material Handling, Manufacturing, and Distribution Centers to improve workflow and minimize time and cost required to perform tasks. The company has more than 500 implementations and 10,000+ users.

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 $1.3B.

SOURCE: Dematic

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