SICK and OCS Checkweighers Announce North American Partnership
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Press release date: June 19, 2007
Minneapolis, Minn. - June 19, 2007 - SICK, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, and OCS Checkweighers, a global leader in providing dynamic weighing technology and checkweighers, today announced an exclusive agreement under which SICK and OCS Checkweighers will partner to deliver integrated dynamic weighing solutions and in-motion scales for the logistics industry, with a focus on parcel companies and postal applications for the North American market.
Under the agreement, SICK will provide sales, marketing, field service, project management, and technical support for the OCS provided dynamic weighing solutions and in-motion scale equipment. Working together, SICK and OCS Checkweighers will be able to deliver integrated dimensioning, weighing and scanning solutions for automated revenue recovery and revenue protection in the parcel/postal industry and other similar industries.
"Working with OCS, we will be able to leverage the significant strengths of both of our companies to serve the specific needs of a highly targeted segment of the logistics industry," said Alberto Bertomeu, president of SICK. "This relationship is about simplifying things for our customers while offering a high-value solution. SICK has extensive logistics project management experience and understands the strength of OCS' solutions and how to integrate them into our mutual customers' parcel/postal applications for greater distribution efficiencies."
"OCS has cooperated with SICK in the past, and we are pleased to formalize this relationship to help strengthen our position in the logistics industry, " stated Theo Dupree, managing director of OCS Checkweighers. "Together, we can build upon existing relationships within the logistics industry and create exciting new opportunities for our state-of-the-art weighing technology."
SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the semiconductor, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations and is represented in 65 countries worldwide. www.sickusa.com
OCS Checkweighers is an internationally established company in the market sector of dynamic weighing technology and checkweighers. The quality and quantity of products is beginning to play a major role in every branch. In order to accommodate this trend, it is necessary to establish a reliable verification method. Dynamic weighing systems contribute an important share. Based in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, and with U.S. headquarters in Snellville, GA, OCS Checkweighers GmbH has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. www.ocs-cw.com
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