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JBT Corporation and Swisslog enter into partnership for Automated Guided Vehicles

Swisslog and JBT Corporation have entered into a partnership agreement to develop and manufacture state-of-the-art AGVs for hospitals.

With this agreement, a new AGV product line will be jointly developed and marketed from 2013 onwards. The alliance further strengthens Swisslog’s reputation as a leading provider of logistics solutions for hospitals. JBT will supply all jointly developed AGVs and software products and benefit from Swisslog’s extensive sales and service network and its customer base.

"We are enthusiastic about this agreement as it will create the clear market leader for AGV solutions in hospitals," notes Karl Pühringer, Head of Swisslog’s Healthcare Solutions division. "The strength of the partnership is the result of JBT being one of the largest AGV companies worldwide and Swisslog’s positioning as a leading provider of logistics solutions for hospitals."

"The partnership will leverage the knowledge and expertise of both companies to produce a state-of-the-art AGV product for hospitals," explains John Lee, Vice President of JBT AeroTech Division." This is a win-win scenario, with JBT supplying all of the jointly developed products and Swisslog leading the sales, project realization and customer support efforts for the hospital market worldwide."

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