Dematic is a supplier of integrated automated supply chain technology, software and services. With a growth rate of 25% in 2016 Dematic is listed as the world's third-largest materials handling systems supplier.[1] The company employs over 6,000 people and has engineering centres and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Italy, China and Czech Republic. Its customer base includes small, medium and large companies.

Société à responsabilité limitée 
IndustryMaterial handling, Logistics automation, Software
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Area served
Key people
Hasan Dandashly (President & CEO)
Number of employees
more than 6,000 worldwide 

Since November 2016 Dematic has been a member of KION Group.[2] Dematic's headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dematic began in 1819 in Wetter, Germany with the founding of Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co., which was incorporated 1910 by Deutsche Maschinenbau-Aktiengesellschaft (Demag) and 1973 by Mannesmann. After the acquisition of U.S. Rapistan (specialised in conveyor systems), Mannesmann DEMAG Fördertechnik AG was established. In 1993, Australian racking and shelving manufacturer Colby was added, and in 1997 the company was renamed to Mannesmann Dematic AG. Four years later, Siemens bought the company[3] and merged it with its own logistics activities to form Siemens Dematic AG. In 2006 Siemens carved out the industrial and distribution logistics portion as Dematic GmbH & Co. KG. In the same year, the investment firm Triton acquired the majority of shares.[4]

On September 15, 2010, Dematic Group successfully completed the acquisition of HK Systems, a North American automated material handling and software provider. The expanded manufacturing footprint allows Dematic to manufacture within the USA storage and retrieval machines and automated guided vehicles in addition to conveyor, sortation and order fulfillment technology.

On December 28, 2012, AEA Investors LP ("AEA") and Teachers' Private Capital ("TPC"), the private investment division of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, completed their acquisition of Dematic from private equity firm Triton.[5]

In January 2015, Dematic acquired SDI Group Europe, a supplier of garment on hanger and flat sorter technology in Europe.

In November 2015, Dematic acquired Reddwerks Corp. pending approval of the shareholders. The acquisition became final in December 2015.

In March 2016 Dematic acquired NDC Automation, a leading provider of automated guided vehicles and software.

In June 2016, KION Group agreed to buy Dematic for about $2.1 billion.[6] In November 2016, KION Group completed the acquisition.

On March 13, 2017, Dematic announced the integration of Egemin Automation to create the world's leading provider of automated guided vehicle technology.[7]

Business segments

Primary markets for Dematic systems include e-Commerce, grocery food and beverage, general retail, wholesale, manufacturing, apparel, parcel, pharma/healthcare, third-party logistics (3PL), and document management (integrated or automated library systems[8][9]).

Products and services

Dematic designs and manufactures individual products and material handling equipment such as automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and different types of conveyors, sortation systems and order picking systems.[10] Dematic also offers consultative, planning, and design services that integrate hardware and software components into total logistics solutions.[11] In addition, the company provides software and IT solutions like warehouse management systems and systems that support material flow and paperless order picking operations. Dematic also offers customer services such as the technical operation of facilities and their maintenance, including complete enterprise asset management.[12]


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  3. "Commission gives Siemens conditional go-ahead to take control of Mannesmann subsidiaries Dematic, VDO and Sachs". European Union. 29 August 2000. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  4. "Triton takes over Dematic". Siemens AG, Official Press Release. June 14, 2006. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  5. "Triton sells Dematic to private equity investor AEA Investors and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan". DGAP-Media. November 2012. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  6. "Kion Gets Warehouse Robotics With $2.1 Billion Dematic Deal". New Equipment Digest. 2016-06-21. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  7. "Dematic completes Egemin Integration". Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  8. "Robots find books at new $97 million Macquarie University Library". 24 August 2011. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  9. "Podcast: Robots find books at new $97 million Macquarie University Library". Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  10. "CEMA company profile of Dematic". Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  11. "MHIA membership profile of Dematic Corp". Material Handling Industry Of America (MHIA). Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  12. "Dematic Customer Services". Dematic Official Website. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
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