Swisslog acquires Power Automation Systems

Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions has announced the acquisition of Power Automation Systems (PAS), a provider of pallet shuttle automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS).

Christian Baur, Swisslog CEO of Warehouse and Distribution Solutions, stated, “The acquisition of PAS allows Swisslog to expand our product portfolio and offerings with focus to the North American and APAC markets. As the leader in logistics automation, our goal was to offer our clients a new dimension of speed and storage density for pallet warehouses that handle a confined number of SKU’s with high volume, not only in the green field, but also for existing buildings.”

Headquartered in Lathrop, US, the PAS office is expected to immediately serve as the Swisslog Americas West Coast location. In addition, the acquisition is designed to further develop and expand Swisslog’s reach in North America, South America, Asia, and Australia toward end of production line ASRS applications for fast moving goods.

Pat Mitchell, inventor, founder, and previous owner of PAS, said of the acquisition, “Swisslog and PAS have partnered in the past to provide top notch automation solutions for clients such as Coca-Cola and Sutter Home (Trinchero Family Estates). I am proud that we have attracted Swisslog, a company with a great reputation and global size, so that the PAS solutions can grow to their full potential and expand on the leadership we’ve created.”

Michael Felbinger has been appointed as General Manager of the PAS business line and is expected to oversee the integration into Swisslog. Felbinger has 20 years of material handling experience in Europe and the United States and serves as a Vice President within Swisslog Americas.

Source: Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions