SICK and VITRONIC Announce North American Partnership

„The new partnership will allow SICK to jointly market VITRONIC’s vision solution to North American customers utilizing its sales, engineering, and service organization. “Primarily in the Parcel, Postal and Retail Distribution industry, customers are finding new ways to streamline their businesses using data collection. Vision systems are critical for many applications and by adding this cutting-edge vision technology to our portfolio, SICK will clearly lead the industry,” noted Alberto Bertomeu, President of SICK North America.\r\n
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\r\nMike Schindler, Vice President of VITRONIC Ltd. in Louisville, KY, also expects strong growth, “The partnership with SICK will provide us with a tremendous amount of infrastructure to support current and new customers in North America.”\r\n
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\r\n“At VITRONIC, we help our clients identify significant opportunities and execute successful image processing solutions. With a highly qualified team of 200 employees, including almost 100 engineers, VITRONIC designs and supplies customized machine vision solutions to meet customers‘ requirements worldwide. We hold an impressive installed base of some 1000 systems, ranging from machine vision in factory automation to bar code reading and OCR. We are excited to expand our market share in North America and to provide our expertise to SICK’s North American customers,” said Dr. Stein, founder and President of VITRONIC GmbH and Ltd. \r\n
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\r\nWith this new partnership, SICK now offers the industry’s broadest range of automatic identification products, more than 50 years of application experience and a full-service support organization to meet the emerging needs of our customers. High-performance, flexibility and simplicity are the hallmarks for SICK Auto Ident, the auto-identification solutions provider.\r\n
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\r\nSICK – SICK is a worldwide manufacturer of factory and process automation solutions. With more than 350 patents in industrial sensors, safety systems and automatic identification solutions, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide. With a Group turnover of $457 Million in 2002 through its Industrial Sensors, Safety Systems, Auto Ident and Environmental and Process Analysis Divisions, the company now has more than 3350 employees in 23 countries. The North American subsidiary of SICK is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. SICK Auto Ident is located in Canton, MA. For sales information, visit www.sick.com and click on “Sales Rep Locator” to find a Logistics Account Executive in your area. \r\n
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\r\nVITRONIC – Europe’s leading machine vision company, founded 1984, is continuously prospering and expects a 2003 turnover of $ 70 Million with machine vision ID-solutions, traffic telematics, factory automation and human body scanning. Milestones in its history have been the delivery of more than 400 camera systems including dimensioning and weighing for the UPS WORLDPORT HUB in Louisville, KY (1999 – 2002) and the order by TOLL COLLECT GmbH to deliver a Truck Toll enforcement system on German Highways (2002 – 2003), both having been the biggest single orders ever placed in the machine vision industry. VITRONIC’s headquarter is located in 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany, Hasengartenstraße 14\r\n
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