Parent Company of Daifuku North America Invests $75-Million in Material Handling Systems Research and Development

Wynright and Jervis B. Webb Company Will Discuss New Technologies and Success Stories at ProMat 2015

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.--Daifuku North America Holding Company, the leading provider of material handling solutions, announced today that $2.5-billion parent company Daifuku Co Ltd. is investing $75-million in research and development this year to support material handling system advances.


Daifuku North America will detail company growth at ProMat 2015, the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America, March 23-26. Daifuku North America includes Jervis B. Webb, Daifuku America Corporation, Elite Line Services (ELS) and Wynright, which specializes in providing intralogistics solutions that are helping some of the worlds largest and fastest-growing companies.

The companies will convene a news conference at 9am CT on March 23 in Booth 1013 to describe the advancements in automated material handling solutions for the supply chain and manufacturing industries. With the acquisition of Wynright in 2013, Daifuku North America is a total systems provider from start to finish, including engineering, consulting, integration, manufacturing, controls and software design, installation and service.

"Daifuku North America companies provide and integrate a wide spectrum of products and services to solve our customers material handling needs," said Aki Nishimura, President of Daifuku North America Holding Company. "We understand the demanding market that companies face every day. It is our priority to provide innovative options to help our customers remain competitive and leaders in their industries."

Daifuku is one of the largest material handling companies in the world, with more than 7,500 employees in nearly 20 countries.

To participate in the news conference or to schedule an individual briefing with a company executive, please contact Beth Campus at 312-673-6056 or beth.campus@techimage.com.

About Daifuku North America Holding Company
Daifuku North America Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. It includes Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services, Logan Teleflex, Inc. and Wynright Corporation. Daifuku North America specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku North America Holding Company is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.

About Wynright Corporation
Wynright Corporation, a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company, is a leading provider of intelligent material handling systems. With more than 200 engineers in-house, the company designs, manufactures, integrates and installs a full spectrum of intralogistics solutions, offering both Wynright-branded and third-party equipment to meet client needs. These include leading-edge conveyor and sortation systems, voice- and light-directed order fulfillment equipment, a suite of warehouse controls & execution software, robotics, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), mezzanines, and structures, all backed by critical round-the-clock service and support.

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