MLOG Logistics, the German-based manufacturer of automated storage and retrieval machines and material handling equipment, has entered into a strategic partnership with automated warehouse systems integration specialist SDI Greenstone. Under the agreement, the two companies will work together to provide a turnkey service for high-bay storage and retrieval projects within the UK.
MLOG Logistics will tap into SDI Greenstone's UK support and maintenance infrastructure, including a network of more than 80 engineers, to provide automated systems for high-bay warehouse facilities. In addition, MLOG Logistics will become a SDI Greenstone industry partner and support appropriate multi-use warehouse projects, utilising the company's portfolio of conveyor and automated storage and retrieval equipment for pallets, cartons, totes, stillages and paper reels.
MLOG Logistics is a privately owned company formed in 2005 through the management buy-out of the material handling business of the MAN Logistics Group. The company employs approximately 220 personnel, operating from a manufacturing facility near Stuttgart in Southern Germany. It provides a range of installation, refurbishment and aftersales services, and to date, has completed more than 800 warehouse projects worldwide.
Paul Bradley, UK Business Development Manager at MLOG Logistics commented: “I am delighted that we have formalised our partnership with SDI Greenstone. This agreement will generate growth opportunities for both companies and provide MLOG Logistics with a foothold in the UK market.”
Darcy Dethierry, Managing Director of SDI Greenstone said: “We are committed to identifying technology manufacturers and solutions providers that share our ambitions within the materials handling sector. MLOG Logistics' products and services will complement our existing offering and widen our ability to provide innovative automated warehousing solutions.”
SDI Greenstone is part of the SDI Group, a leading specialist in the provision of integrated materials handling solutions for retail, wholesale, fulfilment and e-commerce distribution operations. The Group's collective experience and expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of distribution centre operation and infrastructure, from consultation, design and building to installation, maintenance and support. As a global systems integrator, the Group designs solutions which improve productivity and retail sales margin while supporting sales growth.