Incas becomes part of the SSI Schaefer group
Neunkirchen – Vigliano Biellese – The German-based SSI Schaefer Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intralogistics products and solutions, has finalized the 100% acquisition of Incas S.p.A., the leading Italian player in supply chain automation.
Established in Biella in 1981, Incas offers to its customers industrial automation solutions for logistics and production monitoring as well as integrated system & software solutions.
The deal fosters the creation of a leading player in supply chain automation in Italy.
The Incas management will continue to manage the company and benefit from additional flexibility, skills and know-how on the Italian market with the rich technology and solution portfolio of SSI Schaefer thanks to the acquisition.
Benno Reichmuth, CEO South West Europe of SSI Schaefer, commented: “The acquisition of Incas, with its almost 200 employees and strong competence in system integration and IT, fits perfectly into the overall strategy of SSI Schaefer and strengthens our local presence in South West Europe substantially. With Incas being a member of the SSI Schaefer Group, we become one of the strongest players on the Italian intralogistics market. Our customers can benefit from the global power of the SSI Schaefer Group and at the same time we can provide solutions in a professional manner with local competence from sales to after sales service.”
Ermanno Rondi, Incas CEO, added: “Becoming part of SSI Schaefer, with which we share values and strategies, allows us to continue developing an innovative product and service portfolio in times of digitalization and networking. In this way we guarantee growth perspectives, stability and operational flexibility to fulfill the growing requirements of our local customers.
The International Trade Fair Intralogistica, that will take place in Milan from May 29th to June 1st, will be an opportunity for the new group to meet customers and suppliers. During the “Aperitivo Tecnologico“ (May 31st at 11 a.m.) Incas and SSI Schaefer will give an overview of cutting-edge logistics technologies.
Company Profile Incas S.p.A.
Incas employs more than 200 people, in the headquarter of Vigliano Biellese and in the subsidiary of Bologna, specialized in design and development of turn-key solutions in intra and factory logistic. Experiences gained through hundreds of systems realized from 1981 until today allowed to develop a specific competence in the intralogistics and manufacturing flow processes. A software suite that integrates the worlds of WMS, TMS and production flow monitoring system allows specific answers to small and medium-sized enterprises and major companies’ needs. A complete after sales service including predictive maintenance, jointly with carefully selected powerful machines and components guarantee future-proof projects.
The competence to integrate machines and software to realize innovative organizational models built on customer’s specific needs made Incas a leading company as system integrator in intralogistics.
SSI Schaefer Group – Company Profile
The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs approximately 10,500 people at its group headquarters in Neunkirchen (Germany), at more than ten domestic and international production sites, and at approximately 70 worldwide operative subsidiaries. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers’ unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of intralogistics.
SSI Schaefer designs, develops and manufactures systems for warehouses, industrial plants, workshops and offices. Its portfolio includes manual and automated solutions for warehousing, conveying, picking and sorting, plus technologies for waste management and recycling. In addition, SSI Schaefer is now a leading provider of modular, regularly updated software for in-house material flows. Its IT team, with a headcount in excess of 1,100, develops high-performance applications, and provides customers with in-depth advice on the intelligent combination of software with intralogistics equipment. SSI Schaefer’s broad IT offering, including its own WAMAS® and SAP products, delivers seamless support for all warehouse and material flow management processes. Solutions from SSI Schaefer improve the productivity and efficiency of customer organizations – not least through the highly precise monitoring, visualization and analysis of operational metrics for proactive intralogistics management.
SSI Schaefer offers highly sophisticated, turnkey systems. As an international player, it can deliver one-stop solutions to all four corners of the earth. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance.