Besides the respective assets, Interroll takes over a highly qualified team of engineers and experts, which has a strong track record in software development, electronics, mechatronics, and engineering with focus on material handling as well the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). To purchase MITmacher GmbH, Interroll invested a six-digit figure in Euros.
The new CoE will be designed to assume global and cross-product responsibilities with regard to controls, software and electronics solutions. Within the new setup, the company will continue to support a number of previously existing projects with its consulting expertise.
Andreas Eglseer, the founder of MITmacher GmbH, will be appointed as Managing Director of the new global CoE. The 42-year-old Eglseer, who holds a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in mechatronics and business management and founded the company at the beginning of 2015, will report to Jens Strüwing, Executive Vice President Products & Technology of the Interroll Group. The company will be renamed to Interroll Software & Electronics GmbH and will continue to operate from new premises in Linz, Austria.
“With a stronger focus on software and electronics, Interroll assumes a greater responsibility in supporting systems integrators by providing an even more modular and sophisticated technology platform in the future. Market demand shows that control and software solutions are playing an increasingly important role for adding value to our customers and end users,” says Jens Strüwing. “That is why we will accelerate our activities on this trajectory and we look forward expanding our competencies with our new Global Center of Excellence Software & Electronics in Linz.”
The Interroll Group is the leading global provider of material handling solutions. The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1997. Interroll provides system integrators and OEMs with a wide range of platform-based products and services in these categories: Rollers (conveyor rollers), Drives (motors and drives for conveyor systems), Conveyors & Sorters as well as Pallet Handling (pallet conveyors & flow storage systems). Interroll solutions are in operation in express and postal services, e-commerce, airports, the food and beverage industry, fashion, automotive sectors, and many other manufacturing industries. Among the company’s end users are leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart and Zalando. Headquartered in Switzerland, Interroll has a global network of 34 companies with turnover of around CHF 559.7 million and 2,400 employees (2019).
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