Cimcorp and Muratec reorganize to enhance competitiveness in North America

Mike Edwards   

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Cimcorp specializes in materials handling, including the fresh food sector.

Logistics and materials handling specialists Cimcorp North America and Murata Machinery USA, Inc. have forged an alliance, integrating their expertise and capabilities in North America. As pioneers in logistic automation and integration, this strategic alliance between Muratec and Cimcorp North America was created to strengthen their market presence and operational effectiveness.

Technical operations and resources across Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, and Grimsby, ON, will be integrated.

As subsidiaries of Murata Machinery, Ltd., Cimcorp Group operates in seven strategic locations worldwide, with its headquarters in Finland. Leveraging a manufacturing legacy of over fifty years, Muratec has successfully built a global presence with thousands of installations and first-to-market innovations. As a result, this strategic alliance is poised to significantly expand the reach and impact of both companies.

Tero Peltomäki, CEO of Cimcorp Group.

“This integration will harness the collective strengths of Cimcorp and Murata Machinery, empowering us to unlock new opportunities and propel our growth in the North American market. By joining forces, we position ourselves for a prosperous future,” said Tero Peltomäki, CEO of Cimcorp Group.

From their Charlotte headquarters, L&A general manager Masatoshi Wakabayashi will direct day-to-day North American operations, aligning the teams’ strengths, technologies, and collective knowledge while streamlining operations.

Cimcorp L&A general manager Masatoshi Wakabayashi.

“To optimize efficiencies, consolidate our efforts, and foster a cohesive and collaborative environment, combining the best of both teams is essential for our success,” said Wakabayashi.

“This formal enhancement of our existing partnership with Cimcorp further builds on Murata Machinery’s long track record of integrating automation and solving customer challenges.”

The collaboration is underway, with operational integration targeted for completion in Q4 2023. During this process, business contacts and roles will remain unchanged, ensuring continuity and the high-quality service our customers expect.

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