SICK Group acquires RVS’ Material Handling biz

Dec. 18, 2001 — MINNEAPOLIS, MN & CANTON, MA — The SICK Group, a privately held sensor technology firm based in Minneapolis, MN, has acquired Canton, MA-based Robotic Vision Systems Inc.’s Material Handling business.

RVSI is a leader in machine vision technology. Its Material Handling business, a product line within RVSI Acuity CiMatrix, is a supplier of advanced barcode reading systems for high-speed sortation. These systems are used by package delivery services as well as by major catalog and mail order organizations.

“This acquisition propels us into second position for automatic Identification technology worldwide,” said Alberto Bertomeu, president of SICK. “We’re pleased to enhance our product portfolio, and acquire an excellent team of engineers, research and development professionals, sales representatives, technicians and a veteran management team.


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