Westfalia, specialists in complete logistic systems with software integration and Ancra Systems, experts in automated truck loading and unloading systems, have formed a longterm strategic partnership in the scope of automated loading and unloading for the German market. By combining the competency of both ompanies, an extended and optimized solution for an automated supply chain can be offered to customers of Westfalia. The cooperation will be introduced at the fair LogiMat in Stuttgart, Germany.

Borgholzhausen / Boxtel in February 2010 – The two companies join their technical knowhow in the area of automated loading and unloading with the new cooperation. With Ancra Systems, Westfalia has won the expert and European market leader as a competent and experienced partner for automated truck loading systems. Thus, the customers of Westfalia can be offered five standardized automated truck loading and unloading systems for different load carriers in addition to the internal logistics systems and the hitherto already offered Westfalia belt conveyor system. Ancra Systems wins with Westfalia a strong, wellknown partner in Germany that possesses extensive technical know-how and an ample network for customer service and support in Germany.

“Our cooperation with Ancra Systems enhances our capabilities and capacities in the field of automated truck loading and we are able to offer a technically optimized solution to our customers” says Willi Weiden, Area Manager West at Westfalia. Jasper van den Driest, Managing Director of Ancra Systems adds: “The market knowledge and expertise in automated truck loading, which Westfalia already possesses provide optimal conditions for a successful cooperation in Germany. This is a positive step forward for both Westfalia and Ancra Systems and the customers obtain advantages through the conjunction and expert knowledge of both companies”. Westfalia customers can profit from a broader product range for automated truck loading and unloading and Ancra Systems customers are offered competent local service through the Westfalia network.

A joint exhibit at the fair LogiMat in Stuttgart, Germany will be used as a start for the cooperation. On Wednesday, March 3 2010 the management of both companies will be present at the stand between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and are available to answer questions. The joint stand is located in hall 1, stand number 904.

About Westfalia:
Westfalia is a worldwide leader in supply chain automation. The company plans, produces and installs automated warehousing, conveying and order-picking systems (e.g., high-bay arehouses). Automation of the entire supply chain includes the control and IT connection of systems to logistics software such as the company’s own Savanna.NET®. Westfalia also links in-house and transport. Maintenance, modernization and extension of systems guarantee long-term customer partnerships. In it’s over 35-year history, Westfalia has implemented more than 650 automated logistics systems worldwide. The German headquarters of the proprietor-managed family business are located in Borgholzhausen between Bielefeld and Osnabruck.

About Ancra Systems:
Ancra Systems supplies material handling systems for automated truck loading and unloading and the connection to new or existing internal transport conveyors. Ancra Systems, located in Boxtel the Netherlands, is the largest supplier of automated truck loading and unloading systems in Europe. Some leading clients are DHL, Toyota, Bavaria, Federal Express, Procter & Gamble, and Friesland Foods.


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