Stemmer Imaging acquires machine vision distributor Data Vision
Stemmer Imaging has announced the acquisition of Benelux-region machine vision and imaging distributor Data Vision, a business unit of Baternburg Mechatronica.
By means of an asset deal effective January 31, 2018, Stemmer Imaging acquired Data Vision in a move that “further strengthens the position of Stemmer imaging in the Benelux countries.” Stemmer’s acquisition, according to Harm Hanekamp, managing director of Data Vision, was the next logical step in serving that market segment.
“By being part of the Stemmer Imaging-Group, Data Vision will reach the next level and we can now follow our customers into Europe and benefit from Stemmer Imaging’s larger product range, and superior level of competence. Our corporate cultures are very similar, and we know each other very well. This will strengthen services available for customers in the Benelux countries who will have access to the support and security they need to continue to develop their vision applications with our help.”
Dietmar Serbée, Director of Stemmer Imaging noted that the two companies’ product portfolio has a lot of overlap in terms of suppliers represented, and that the businesses perfectly complement each other. Additionally, machine vision components manufacturers will also benefit from the merger, he suggested.
“The acquisition of Data Vision by Stemmer Imaging is also beneficial for our suppliers, due to the doubling of the sales and support workforce through a competent partner with a high degree of market know-how and technical expertise. As one of Europe’s largest imaging technology providers, this enables us to support the technological developments of our manufacturers even better for the benefit of our customers.”
Pictured: Ralph van den Broek (CEO, Batenburg), Christof Zollitsch (CEO, Stemmer), Gert-Jan de Waard (Director, Batenburg Mechatronica.) and Dietmar Serbée (Director, Stemmer).
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