enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation solutions firm, has annouonced the acquisition of long-time partner HCM Systems, a material handling equipment, systems and robotics firm The acquisition was completed July 1, 2021. Headquartered in Chicago, HCM specializes in highly integrated conveyor hardware and software, controls, robotics, accessory equipment, installation and systems management for manufacturing and distribution-centric organizations.
“Demand for automated solutions has never been greater due to surging ecommerce demands, coupled with ongoing labor shortages. enVista and HCM’s combined expertise across process optimization, labor management, facility design, engineering, robotics and systems selection and implementation will optimize manufacturing and distribution operations and accelerate time to value. This acquisition also strategically expands HCM’s and enVista’s global growth, client base and revenue opportunities,” said Mike Kasperski, SVP of Automation at enVista.
“This acquisition is strategic in nature, strengthening enVista’s position as the only physical and digital commerce solutions provider in the market. We look forward to bringing HCM’s capabilities into enVista’s enterprise suite of solutions and adding their talented team to ours,” said Jim Barnes, CEO of enVista.
enVista’s comprehensive DC Optimization and Automation solutions include process optimization, workforce management, facility design/build, engineering, robotics proof of concept and implementations and systems selection and implementation.
“My grandfather founded HCM in 1962. As the third-generation owner/operator, it has been vitally important for me to strategically grow HCM in a way that best serves our clients and associates and honors our company’s heritage of client service. As a long-term partner of enVista, we have had the opportunity to work side-by-side with their leadership and project teams and observe their talent, integrity, passion and commitment to delivering client results. We are very proud to officially join enVista,” said Charlie Hillebold, President of HCM Systems.
Founded in 1962, HCM Systems has evolved from a single line conveyor distributorship into one of the region's most respected system design, sales and service companies. HCM’s core competencies are projects involving conveyor, conveyor control, WCS to WMS data processing, high speed pick & pack applications, palletizing systems, end of the line packaging systems, and bar code scanning. Headquartered in Chicago, HCM works to help customers keep a competitive edge with its system-wide range of product offerings that will fully fit any application or budget.
enVista is a global software, managed services and consulting solutions firm, optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce for the world’s leading manufacturers, distributors, 3PLs/LSPs, and omnichannel retailers. enVista uniquely optimizes and transforms physical and digital commerce – optimizing supply chain efficiencies to drive cost savings, and unifying commerce to drive customer engagement and revenue.
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