LEWISTON, MAINE, SEPT 17, 2009 — Diamond Phoenix, a full service material handling technology supplier and systems integrator, has combined efforts with Italian company System Logistics to create a new, dynamic and fast growing company in the material handling industry. System Logistics is a global leader in providing integrated systems for pallet and case picking operations, with solutions that include automated storage and case picking, laser guided vehicles, system vehicle loops (SVL), and complete WMS software solutions for automated warehousing.

Diamond Phoenix is one of the world’s leaders in supplying solutions for automating order picking and storage across a wide range of industries, with systems for automating order picking, unit sortation, case sortation, automated pallet handling and many other areas of warehousing and distribution. By teaming with System Logistics, Diamond Phoenix will offer even more solutions, backed by the creative talents of a global engineering team.

In addition, both companies also provide highly innovative technology solutions for storage and order picking. Diamond Phoenix will immediately offer the patented Modula line of Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) to its clients, as well as continuing to offer its patented SMARTdepot multi-bay VLM. This greatly enhances the ability to add value through an ever growing range of innovative technologies.

System Logistics, headquartered in Modena, Italy, has been in operation for 30 years. Their dedication to creating value through creative design and technological innovation is one of the many reasons their acquisition of Diamond Phoenix will ensure the continued growth of both. “We are happy to now be a part of a company with such amazing capabilities. I really think we are well positioned to bring our customers material handling systems unmatched in the industry,” states Tom Coyne, President and CEO of Diamond Phoenix.

The merging of the two companies brings 90 years of combined material handling experience. “The US logistics market is an important investment for System Logistics. Diamond Phoenix and System Logistics will now work together to deliver a wide range of solutions from single bay vertical lift modules, each picking with carousels, voice picking, to huge distribution centers utilizing AS/RS and automated case picking,” said Mauro Pelliciari, General Manager of System Logistics.

The transaction combines Diamond Phoenix systems design and implementation capabilities with the global reach and additional technologies of System Logistics. The combined companies will have a unique blend of complementary capabilities to bring the best of system design and implementation to the world market. Both companies have common values focused on customer care, innovation and reliability with familiar, large company customer references.

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