After working closely together for a number of years, Vanderlande joined forces with German-based AS/RS equipment supplier Beewen in 2012. This helped to strengthen Vanderlande’s position as a systems integrator of choice, developing a number of innovative products to extend the company’s portfolio.
Founded in 1977, Beewen started out by developing load-handling devices for AS/RS systems. It has now grown threefold in size and has an extensive range of miniloads and shuttles installed at hundreds of sites around the world.    
From its base in Siegen, Beewen has become Vanderlande’s AS/RS centre of competence. It has since been renamed Vanderlande Beewen. Its capacity for innovation has helped to drive the growth of Vanderlande’s warehouse automation solutions, with such key products as AS/RS systems and load-handling devices.