Greenstone Systems has been acquired by Invar to create a group of turnkey warehouse automation solutions.
Invar and Greenstone have worked together on a number of projects for international brands. Most recently, the two companies worked on a joint initiative to deliver a multi-million pound omni-channel distribution centre for a large logistics company.
Following the acquisition, Greenstone Systems will become Invar Integrations and will focus on advanced intralogistics solutions.
Tim Wright, managing director of Invar Systems, said: “By working even closer, we can combine our experience and knowledge to offer our customers a complete automation solution in house, all from our UK base in Cranfield. This includes solutions design and consultancy, bespoke hardware, bespoke software, project management and system implementation – along with on-going support.”
The group features developer of warehouse control and management systems, Invar Systems, hardware integration and project management designer, Invar Integrations, and specialists in the design, implementation and maintenance of PLC software and hardware, Invar Controls.
According to Invar, the formation of the group will deliver complete turnkey warehouse automation solutions combining industrial robotics, AMRs, sortation systems and conventional warehouse automation.
Craig Whitehouse, managing director of Invar Integration, said: “Businesses are having to adapt as never before. A shortage of available labour, the pressures of social distancing and an unpredicted surge in demand for online orders has created a perfect storm, where the automation of key warehouse processes is the only viable or sustainable way forward.
“We believe this is the perfect opportunity for companies to adopt flexible, scalable warehouse automation – clever systems that can adapt to the changing needs of a business. Together, Invar Group has all the necessary capabilities, inspiration and talent to design, build and deliver ‘transformative’ automated solutions, suited to today’s new challenges.”