03 May Expansion: VanRiet opens first branch office in the US
Expansion: VanRiet opens first branch office in the US
- Response to growing demand for automation technology
- Order book filled until the end of 2018
- System integrator’s fourth branch office
Houten (The Netherlands) / Atlanta (US) – VanRiet Material Handling Systems has expanded into the US. The Dutch system integrator opened a sales office and a production site in Atlanta in February in response to the growing demand for automation technology in the US. The order book is so full that the factory will be running to capacity until the end of 2018. VanRiet’s establishment in the US will create over 70 jobs.
‘Our expansion into the US is part of our growth strategy’, says VanRiet CEO Rik van den Boog. ‘We can now develop, implement and service intralogistics solutions in the US for our international customers.’ The Dutch specialist in automated transport and sorting solutions has already sold around 65 HC Sorters in the US, filling the factory’s order book until the end of 2018. VanRiet supplies these HC Sorters as sub-systems to its partner system integrators, focusing on the e-commerce, CEP and 3PL markets.
The decision to open a branch office in Atlanta was based on the region’s high concentration of industry and industry fairs. In addition, the location’s proximity to Atlanta International Airport and the port of Savannah allows for fast and efficient import of materials from the Nether-lands. The US branch office is VanRiet’s fourth location abroad, alongside branch offices in Europe and Asia.
Already in April 2017, VanRiet succeeded in interesting American businesses in its HC Sorter at the Chicago ProMat intralogistics fair. The shoe sorter can transport and sort small, thin packages as well as packages up to 50 kilograms. With its operating speed of three meters per second, it can process up to 15,000 packages an hour. Its closed deck prevents unwanted particles, such as dust, from entering the interior of the sorter, keeps products from getting stuck and makes the HC Sorter the system with the lowest operating volume of its kind in the market.