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Amazon Acquires Mechatronics Solutions Provider Cloostermans; Ian Simpson and Frederik Berckmoes-Joos Comment

Amazon Acquires Mechatronics Solutions Provider Cloostermans; Ian Simpson and Frederik Berckmoes-Joos Comment

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Amazon’s latest acquisition signifies an internal strategy to improve its employee experience and boost workplace innovation. The retailer recently announced the continuation of its investments in customized technology, signing an agreement to acquire Cloostermans.

Ian Simpson, Vice President of Global Robotics, Amazon“Amazon’s investments in robotics and technology are supporting how we build a better and safer workplace for our employees and deliver for our customers,” said Ian Simpson, Vice President of Global Robotics at Amazon. “As we continue to broaden and accelerate the robotics and technology we design, engineer, and deploy across our operations, we look forward to welcoming Cloostermans to Amazon and are excited to see what we can build together.”

Amazon’s acquisition of Belgium-based Cloostermans brings in advanced technology and mechatronics solutions to help move and stack heavy pallets and totes or package products together for customer delivery. Completion of this transaction is subject to closing conditions.

Amazon headquarters recently signed an acquisition agreement with advanced technology and mechatronics solutions provider Cloostermans to build next-generation workplace technology

Amazon and Cloostermans began working together in 2019. Through Cloostermans’ deep experience in engineering, machinery, and robotics, the company will more rapidly deploy solutions in Amazon’s workplace that support employees in their roles and improve safety at work while also reducing packaging waste.

Frederik Berckmoes-Joos, Chief Executive Officer, Cloostermans“We’re thrilled to be joining the Amazon family and extending the impact we can have at a global scale,” said Frederik Berckmoes-Joos, Chief Executive Officer of Cloostermans. “Amazon has raised the bar for how supply chain technologies can benefit employees and customers, and we’re looking forward to being part of the next chapter of this innovation.”

Since Amazon began introducing robotics into its facilities in 2012, the grocer has deployed over 520,000 robotic drive units worldwide while also creating over a million new jobs, according to a press release. Automation has created new roles at its facilities, including jobs such as robotics and mechatronics maintenance technicians as well as flow control specialists.

For more information on this strategic agreement, click here.

Deli Market News will continue to track the success of this ongoing growth strategy, so be on the lookout for our next update.