enVista acquires HCM Systems to expand automation play

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enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation solutions firm, acquired long-time partner HCM Systems, a robotics systems integrator. Financial terms of the acquisition, which was completed July 1, 2021, were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Chicago, HCM has grown from a single line conveyor distributorship into a leader in complete material handling integration with an extensive range of automated solutions. Carmel, Ind.-based enVista offers a variety of automated solutions for distribution center, in process optimization, engineering, robotics proof of concept and implementations, systems selection and implementation and more.

enVista senior vice president of automation Mike Kasperski said the acquisition strategically expands HCM’s and enVista’s global growth, client base and revenue opportunities.

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HCM integrates FANUC’s industrial and collaborative robots and develops custom end of arm tooling. | Credit: HCM

“Demand for automated solutions has never been greater due to surging e-commerce demands, coupled with ongoing labor shortages,” he said. “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.”

“My grandfather founded HCM in 1962. As the third-generation owner and 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,” said Charlie Hillebold, president of HCM Systems. “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. This move will bring added value to our HCM client base that will benefit from a single solutions partner to solve their complex supply chain and commerce challenges, and our associates will certainly benefit from expanded professional growth opportunities. I am excited for what the future holds for our combined organizations.”

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