Smatec GmbH was acquired by Vanderlande in October 2014. The German company (based in Bielefeld) has over 25 years’ experience in the development of warehouse automation technology and concepts. The company was renamed Vanderlande Smatec.
The move enabled the creation of a knowledge centre for new product development, and enhancement of Vanderlande’s R&D activities. The knowledge and expertise of Smatec’s former owner and founder, Ralf Schneuing, and his experienced team was also secured.   
The modular TRAYSORTER was the first Smatec product added to Vanderlande’s extensive range of solutions for the warehouse automation market.