Swisslog opens technology centre

Swisslog WDS Americas makes move in pallet shuttle market with its new Americas Technology Center in Salida, California

February 16, 2017

Newport News, Virginia—Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions, a provider of intralogistics solutions, has established its Americas Technology Center at its West Coast office in Salida, California. The new Technology Center will focus on the development of the PowerStore Pallet Shuttle in order to meet increasing demand from customers in the Americas and Asia regions.

Swisslog added the PowerStore Pallet Shuttle to its product portfolio in April 2016 with the acquisition of Power Automation Systems (PAS). The acquisition was a strategic move to strengthen Swisslog’s position as a leader in automated pallet material handling and crane ASRS. 

The new centre is led by Michael Felbinger, vice-president of the Americas Technology Center. The team recently moved operations to Salida in order to accommodate its growth and establish a base for research and development.

“We gained not only a spectacular product when we acquired Power Automation Systems, but also a team of outstanding engineers and designers,” Felbinger said.