Van Riet is expanding its operations in Eastern Europe and has signed a contract with Doradztwo Logistyczne in Warsaw to act as its legal representative in Poland.
The company said it had seen strong growth for the demand of its products and services in key global markets such as the BRIC countries and in Eastern Europe.
In these markets, rapidly rising labour costs were driving up distribution costs, which are in turn creating new opportunities for automation.
Over the last few years, this had led to the installation of several sortation systems in the parcel industry in Poland.
Van Riet has a two-pronged strategy. In its domestic market of Europe, Van Riet will act as a system integrator and component supplier, while outside of Europe it sells its shoe sorters as components to other integrators.
The company plans to add further partners and agents to its network.