TGW Logistics has acquired robotics company CHM Automatisierungstechnik, which is based in Stephanskirchen in Germany.
TGW president Georg Kirchmayr said: “We are convinced that the future belongs to robotics. Now that we have the expertise in house, we’re looking forward to introducing even more exciting and innovative developments into our portfolio.”
CHM constructs and builds specialist machinery, including gantry robots and picker arms as well as special conveyor equipment.
TGW already has experience of working CHM and sees its expertise in robotic controls and the development of buckling arm robots as particularly valuable, as these are used in the palletising of cartons in production areas.
CHM will become a 100 per cent subsidiary of the TGW Group: TGW Robotics.
Harald Schröpf, managing director of TGW Logistics Group, said: “Working with the team at our headquarters in Wels, we’ll look for the new business to develop strategically important projects, including automated single piece picking, as well as helping in our work developing automation solutions for production areas. We’re investing in this acquisition for the long term and expect to deliver continuity, stability, innovation and significantly improved growth opportunities as a result.”