Intelligrated shares corporate outlook, announces new control system functions

In a press conference on Tuesday, Chris Cole, Intelligrated (Booth 2903) founder and CEO, shared the company’s current corporate outlook—announcing that bookings in 2012 had exceeded $600 million with 20% growth in the company.
By Sara Pearson Specter, Editor at Large
January 22, 2013 - MMH Editorial

In a press conference on Tuesday, Chris Cole, Intelligrated (Booth 2903) founder and CEO, shared the company’s current corporate outlook—announcing that bookings in 2012 had exceeded $600 million with 20% growth in the company.

“This shows we have some real momentum with our customers and supports that we hired more than 275 new associates throughout the U.S. in 2012—the vast majority being technical hires in engineering, services support and software engineering,” said Cole. He also noted the company’s recent square footage expansion at their Mason, Ohio, headquarters and plans to add another 150 personnel in 2013.

“Our joint venture with SDI is now up and running in Brazil, which supports our growth in sales outside of the U.S., which now represents 18% of our sales,” added Cole.

Intelligrated’s newest senior VP by way of the company’s recent acquisition of Knighted (Booth 4279), Dan Napoli, the company’s founder and former CEO, described his company’s integrated WCS and WMS solution that combines slotting, yard management, voice and labor management. Browser-based with drag-and-drop set-up functionality, the software is driven by customer-defined parameters, which made it a good fit for the Intelligrated selection of offerings, said Jerry Koch, director of corporate marketing.

Koch further highlighted Intelligrated’s new ZoneFlex zone-logic controller for the IntelliQ and Accuglide systems to provide adjustable, high-density accumulation for gentle carton handling. Also introduced was the company’s I-Watch software that allows the controls to acquire sensor information, aggregate it and send it to Intelligrated’s customer service team for remote, real-time monitoring, diagnostics and support.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.



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Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC (http://www.saraspecter.com). Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery (http://www.BellsUpWinery.com).


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