Vanderlande Industries' Makes Debut at ProMat 2013

Vanderlande Industries announces its participation in the 2013 ProMat show, sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), held January 21-24 at Chicago's McCormick Place. ProMat 2013 marks the first time Vanderlande will utilize the North American trade show platform to showcase their latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems.

Marietta, GA January 06, 2013


Vanderlande Industries is a $1B leading global supplier of turnkey material handling systems for distribution, parcel and post, as well as baggage handling systems for airports. The company offers a complete solution from engineering and design to installation, operations and maintenance services. Vanderlande Industries offers more than 60 years of experience and ranks as the 5th largest material handling supplier in the world. Its North America headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA and serves the US and Canada.

ProMat 2013 attendees will have the opportunity to see a few of the many material handing solutions offered by Vanderlande. Visit booth 3514 to see their latest innovations specifically relating to goods-to-person solutions, workstations and microshuttle systems.

During the show, Vanderlande is also leading an educational seminar on Tuesday, January 22 at 1:30pm in Theater A at McCormick Place. Vanderlande will discuss automation trends in complex warehouse environments using the major medical supply company, Covidien, as the basis of their case study. Vanderlande and Covidien will discuss warehouse and material handling system design, operator performance levels, business unit requirements, such as tracking and tracing, shipping, and storage as well as unique logistic process requirements.

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