DECEMBER 20--The SICK Group (Minneapolis, MN; www.sickusa.com), a privately held producer of sensor technology, and Robotic Vision Systems Inc. (RVSI; Canton, MA; www.rvsi.com), announced the acquisition, by affiliates of the SICK Group, of RVSI's material-handling business. RVSI material-handling business, a product line within RVSI Acuity CiMatrix, is a suppliers of advanced barcode reading systems for high-speed sortation. These systems are used by package-delivery services, as well as by major catalog and mail-order organizations.
SICK Inc. primarily serves customers in factory and process automation. "The new market offering of SICK will enhance rather than overlap one another," said Bertomeu, "which is a great advantage for our customers to have one source for such a wide range of solutions." SICK Inc. plans to maintain the current facility and employees in Boston, MA.