Swiss based Interroll and FlexLink, based in Sweden have reached a global agreement covering the incorporation of Interroll roller and belt conveyor modules into FlexLink´s production logistics systems. The agreement will enhance FlexLink’s offer and give Interroll access to new sections of the manufacturing process.
Interroll´s roller and belt conveyor modules will complement the FlexLink product range in applications such as standardized end-of-line palletizing cells and handling functions for Returnable Transport Items (RTI). The agreement will give Interroll increased access to the production section of the manufacturing process in addition to its materials handling and warehousing applications. Both companies are leaders in their respective fields and operate worldwide through wholly owned sales offices and agents.
"We look forward to work with a global player like FlexLink, and we see the opportunity to reach application areas where our presence is limited. The combination of both companies´ expertise, technologies and business processes will give clear benefits to the users," say Dr. Heinrich Droste, Managing Director, and Christian Spiess, Manager Modules, of the Interroll Automation Business Unit.
The Interroll modules will be included in FlexLink´s web based engineering tools, in order to facilitate project work and give short lead times. The agreement will have an effect in the marketplace early next year.
"We are convinced that this collaboration with Interroll will have a significant impact on our service as a single source total solutions provider. It takes competent and well-organized partners to cope with the requirements of our multinational customers," says Christer Cedervall, Director, Automation Products Division, FlexLink.
FlexLink is a leading global systems supplier of innovative automation solutions to assembly and manufacturing industries. FlexLink, based in Göteborg, Sweden employs 540 people in 25 companies and is represented in 50 countries. In 2004, group turnover was MSEK 1,137.
Interroll is a leading supplier of components, subsystems and modules for materials handling, conveyor technology and automation. Listed on Switzerland’s SWX stock exchange, Interroll employs 1000 people in 25 companies worldwide. In 2004, net sales were almost MCHF 230.