Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 10, 2008) - Jervis B. Webb Company - a subsidiary of Daifuku Company, Ltd., and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions - announced agreements today with nine Value-Added Resellers (VARs)
to sell Webb’s SmartCart Automatic Guided Carts
(AGCs). The VARs include:
- Advanced Equipment Company – Charlotte, N.C.
- Conveyability – Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Skarnes, Inc. / DL Systems – New Brighton, Minn.
- FLEXiCELL Robotic Systems – Ashland, Va.
- HCM Systems, Inc. – Willowbrook, Ill.
- Herr Industrial, Inc. – Lititz, Pa.
- Lorik Tool & Automation, Inc. – Brantford, Ontario (Canada)
- Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc. – Brewerton, N.Y.
- Technical Packaging Systems – Kalamazoo, Mich.
The VARs will supply, install and service Webb’s SmartCart AGCs to customers within their geographic area. The Webb Company plans to continue to sign agreements with VARs in strategic locations across the U.S. and Canada.
“Our SmartCart VARs are really excited about the tremendous benefits that Webb’s AGCs can provide for their customer base,” said Bruce Buscher, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Jervis B. Webb Company. “The affordability and flexibility of SmartCarts make them the ideal choice for companies looking to increase productivity while reducing costs.”
SmartCart AGCs are flexible, cost-effective automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) that are ideal for moving products on an assembly line or transporting goods throughout a plant or warehouse. SmartCart AGCs are guided by magnetic tape, allowing for quick installation or modification of the guidepath. In addition, SmartCarts’ load handling frames can be customized and replaced to accommodate new products.
About Jervis B. Webb Company
Jervis B. Webb Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Company, Ltd., is a world leader in developing innovative material handling technology and systems. Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, beverage, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations in Harbor Springs and Boyne City, Mich.; Carlisle, S.C.; Canada; India; and China. The company was founded in 1919 by Jervis B. Webb who invented the forged rivetless chain conveyor that helped revolutionize mass production.