Korber to Shape Supply Chain of the Future in Latin America With Majority Stake Investment in Otimis
HAMBURG, Germany and BLUMENAU, Brazil, Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --
The Korber Group [https://www.koerber.com/en] continues to invest in its
Business Area Logistics Systems
[https://www.koerber-logistics.com/en/home.html], acquiring a majority stake in
Brazil-based Otimis [http://www.otimis.com/en] Ltda. The supply chain
management software and consulting company grows and strengthens warehousing
and logistics operations for customers across the globe. The acquisition became
effective as of December 18, 2019.
In light of advances in technology and digitization of supply chain processes,
companies are looking for supply chain technology partners that can service
them on a global basis. To address this market demand for global providers,
Korber Logistics Systems has extended its service and support capabilities into
Latin America with addition of Otimis. Otimis extends Korber's existing
customer service capabilities in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific
Otimis has been an implementation partner and reseller of the supply chain
management solutions of Korber Logistics' [
https://www.koerber-logistics.com/en/home.html] company HighJump [
https://www.koerber-logistics.com/en/company/highjump.html] since 2004. By
joining Korber, Otimis now has access to a complete portfolio of supply chain
technologies including supply chain management software, industrial voice
solutions, autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) and material handling automation.
Otimis has locations in Blumenau and São Paulo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile,
with plans for expansion in Mexico. This follows Korber's recent acquisition of
the majority stake in the Cohesio Group [
the leading integrator of voice-directed and AMR solutions for logistics in
"This is a further component of our successful internationalization strategy,"
says Stephan Seifert, Chairman of the Executive Board of Korber AG. "With
Otimis, we have an ideal basis for further growth in Latin America and for
offering our customers market-leading logistics solutions."
"The trusted and successful cooperation that has grown over the years between
HighJump and Otimis has encouraged us to take the next step - bringing Otimis
under the Korber umbrella," adds Dirk Hejnal, CEO of the Business Area
Logistics Systems. "Essentially a beachhead in the region, the addition of
Otimis to Korber Logistics empowers us, along with companies worldwide, with
another means to think globally, while executing locally."
Hélcio Lenz, founder and CEO of Otimis, says: "Our local roots coupled with the
strength of the global Korber network are ideal prerequisites for sustainable
growth for us and our customers. The entire Otimis team and I look forward to
being part of Korber and shaping the supply chain of the future together."
Korber AG is the holding company of an international technology group with
around 10,000 employees worldwide. The Group unites technologically leading
companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations. Korber
combines the advantages of a globally represented organization with the
strengths of highly specialized and flexible medium-sized companies that offer
their customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas Korber
Digital, Logistics Systems, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.
About Korber Logistics Systems
The Business Area Logistics Systems is a leading provider of fully integrated
applications for optimizing complex internal and external logistics processes.
Under the Korber Logistics
umbrella brand, this Business Area supplies digitized solutions for smart
factories (production logistics), warehouses, distribution centers, e-commerce,
and the controlling of entire supply chains. The umbrella brand unites the
companies Aberle and Consoveyo (systems integration), Langhammer and Riantics
(product solutions), as well as Aberle Software, Cirrus Logistics, Cohesio
Group, DMLogic, HighJump, Inconso and Voiteq (software) in three Business
Units. These offer a comprehensive range of products and services encompassing
everything from systems integration to warehousing, palletizing, depalletizing,
materials handling technology, and software.
About Otimis Ltda.
Otimis Ltda., headquartered in Blumenau, Brazil, provides some of the
world-leading supply chain management software, with highly specialized
services and support for greater adherence and efficiency to the tools offered
to the market. As a long-term partner of HighJump, a Korber Logistics Business
Unit Software company, Otimis is known for cloud and on-premise warehouse
management systems (WMS) and other solutions to enhance and automate
fulfillment in today's complex supply chain landscape.
Further information on www.koerber.com/en, www.koerber-logistics.com and
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Source: Korber AG