Logistics automation specialist Cimcorp has established an office in Spain, Cimcorp Iberia, S.L., in response to growing interest in its robotic automation solutions.
“Our decision to expand our presence into Spain is a logical step at this point, and supports our growth strategy,” commented Tero Peltomäki, Cimcorp’s executive vice president, Operations and Technology, “We have a well-established customer base in Spain and our material handling systems are in high demand there.”
In spring 2019, Cimcorp secured an order worth over €120 million to automate the distribution of fresh food at four new distribution centres for Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona.
This was Cimcorp's largest ever order in the intralogistics market, and meant that it was the "right time" for the business to establish a base in the Spanish capital, Madrid, "to ensure that we meet the evolving needs of Mercadona and other customers, and that we allocate our resources in the best possible way," said Peltomäki.
Cimcorp has previously supplied automation to Mercadona, to another Spanish supermarket chain (Eroski) and to several of its tire-manufacturing customers in Spain, including Michelin.
Cimcorp has appointed Jarkko Hakkarainen as the general manager of Cimcorp Iberia, who has more than 20 years' worth of experience in international business, the group said.
“In addition to responsibility for project implementation, he has worked successfully in new technology development, sales and service, and is praised for his leadership skills," said Peltomäki.
"Hakkarainen is target-oriented, committed to Cimcorp’s growth strategy and has a strong track record of business results. He is also fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese, so I cannot imagine a better person to lead Cimcorp Iberia.”
For more information, visit www.cimcorp.com.
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