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Representative comments on Daifuku Webb Holding Company’s planned acquisition of Wynright Corp.

Transaction to close before the end of the year.
By Josh Bond, Senior Editor
August 14, 2013

After Daifuku Webb Holding Company today announced an agreement to acquire Wynright Corporation, Modern reached out to Sarah Carlson, marketing director at Daifuku, for her perspective on what the planned acquisition means for the company and the industry.

“Wynright is a large, well-respected company,” she said. “We’re looking to grow in North America and clearly Wynright is a leader there. We’ve worked together on projects such as Skechers and that through that experience we have developed a mutual respect for one another.”

Carlson also noted that the addition of Wynright’s expertise across a wide range of intralogistics solutions would complement Daifuku’s portfolio of material handling technologies.

“Warehousing and distribution is something we currently do, but this will absolutely help to grow our presence there. We’re doing this to remain competitive and offer additional services and we feel like we will have the widest array of material handling handling products following this acquisition. We’ll now be able to offer a wider array of products and complete solutions to better serve our customers.”

Carlson said she expects the transaction to close before the end of the year.

Daifuku Webb ranked second on Modern’s annual System Suppliers list this year, reporting $2.37 billion after converting from yen to U.S. dollars.  Wynright came in at No. 17, reporting $216 million.

About the Author

Josh Bond
Senior Editor

Josh Bond is Senior Editor for Modern, and was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and associate editor. He has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.


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