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Dematic GmbH and Vocollect Inc, leaders in the Voice Directed work market, have announced a European distribution agreement that will see Dematic, a world leader in the supply of automated logistics solutions become a Distributor of Vocollect's voice applications across the region. The new collaboration will see a broader offering of voice solutions for the logistics market than currently available today.
Dematic is one of the world's leading full service suppliers of integrated automated material handling and logistics solutions. It provides a large range of leading edge technologies ranging from individual components to complete turnkey solutions, software products and a full range of support services.
The speed and accuracy of Voice-directed work increases pick rates and productivity whilst virtually eliminating errors. The partnership allows Dematic to become a direct distributor for Vocollect Voice, delivering to customers stand-alone Voice systems as well as integrating Voice technology into intelligent automated solutions more cost-effectively.
Dematic's innovative solutions extend the capabilities of Vocollect's Voice to deliver markedly increased operational performance, including Voice-Pick Carts for more efficient item picking, conveyor picking systems using Voice for increased flexibility and the award-winning, Voice-Pick Guided Vehicles doubling case picking productivity.
The new package of offerings also extends Voice applications into both small and medium sized enterprises by offering a cost effective, stand alone package that is easily installed. The solution integrates with leading WMS and ERP systems, as well as in-house legacy systems.
Christoph Doenges, Manager Global Competence Center IT at Dematic said, "Voice solutions are an increasing trend within the supply chain environment. Businesses are starting to realise the value these types of applications bring and the consistently fast delivery of ROI. This partnership allows the best of breed voice applications from both Dematic and Vocollect to come together and deliver a valuable offering to the market."
Gary Glessner, EMEA Managing Director at Vocollect Inc. said, "This new European agreement with Dematic will see us reach new markets, and bring voice to the forefront of distribution operations throughout the region."
Vocollect and Dematic have been working for some time together in Europe and around the world. Recent customers include the likes of Unilever and Heilbronn in the Chemical industry, Inex (one of the largest voice implementations in Europe), Marktkauf, P&O Cold Storage and Woolworths in the Retail Grocery industry, Fosters and Pepsi Bottling Group in the Beverage industry and Corporate Express, Dick Smith Electronics, Ezibuy and Yakka Hardwear in Wholesale and Direct Delivery.
Vocollect's world-standard integrated voice applications deliver reliable, flexible and proven performance gains in productivity, accuracy, cost reduction and worker satisfaction for mobile employees. Vocollect Voice literally talks people through their daily tasks, replacing cumbersome lists and traditional data capture methods with hands-free, personal voice dialogs. Through Vocollect and its certified global network of over 100 resellers and supply chain performance experts, hundreds of thousands of people on six continents use Vocollect Voice to improve work every day. Vocollect is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.A. and supports its clients and resellers through offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Dematic GmbH, based in Offenbach/Germany, is one of the world's leading suppliers of logistics automation equipment. As a systems integrator, Dematic provides the whole range of products and services, from individual products and systems right up to complete turnkey solutions as a general contractor, completed by the comprehensive service offerings.
The company's portfolio reflects the sector-specific expertise Dematic has gained worldwide over many years in supplying companies of all sizes in the wholesale, retail trade, and mail-order companies, in the food and beverage industry, in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as in the manufacturing industries. Dematic employs worldwide about 3,700 people and achieved sales of about 780 million euros.