automation that delivers
Intelligrated helps retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers build smarter distribution and fulfillment operations, using the right mix of automation, software and labor. Reliable, high-performance solutions from Intelligrated utilize innovative concepts, industry-leading automation equipment and advanced controls and software to optimize productivity. “Automation that delivers” means providing best-fit solutions backed by total lifecycle support, reliable project execution and a company-wide commitment to deliver on promises.
Chris Cole (CEO) and Jim McCarthy (President and COO) founded Intelligrated in 2001, bringing more than 60 years of combined experience in the automated material handling industry. By the end of its first year, the company grew from an initial group of 17 associates to approximately 50 on payroll.
In 2002, Intelligrated made its first acquisition, acquiring the Versa Conveyor product line from Conveyors Ltd. Later that same year, the company opened a new manufacturing facility in London, Ohio and built its corporate headquarters in Mason, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. By the end of 2008, Intelligrated grew to more than 500 associates with field operations established throughout the country.
With the 2009 purchase of FKI Logistex® operations in North and South America, Intelligrated grew to more than 1,500 associates and expanded its product line to include Alvey® palletizers, Real Time Solutions® order fulfillment systems as well as tilt-tray and cross-belt sorters.
Following the FKI Logistex acquisition, Intelligrated continued its international growth, expanding its operations in Canada and Mexico. In 2012, Intelligrated launched operations in São Paulo, Brazil.
In late 2012, Intelligrated completed the acquisition of supply chain software company Knighted® and followed that with the March 2013 purchase of Datria®, a provider of voice-enabled solutions for distribution and logistics.
Today, Intelligrated continues its rapid growth and has more than 2,300 associates, with field operations in 10 U.S. states, four manufacturing plants in Ohio, Missouri and Kentucky, key systems operations in California, Maryland and Missouri, and sizeable operations in Canada, Mexico and Brazil with project and customer support across the globe. Little more than a decade after inception, Intelligrated is an industry powerhouse with a portfolio of customers that believe in Cole and McCarthy’s vision of client service and complete automated material handling solutions.
Knighted, an Intelligrated Company, is a leading single-source provider of fulfillment execution solutions, with a comprehensive suite of warehouse management (WMS), warehouse control (WCS), order fulfillment, labor management and supply chain business intelligence software. Knighted software solutions deliver optimized execution of fulfillment operations through adaptive, task-driven workflows and real-time, constant analysis of inventory, labor, process and equipment information. Knighted combines unique software and order picking innovations with proven customer support to provide scalable, modular solutions for single-facility operations and multi-site enterprises worldwide.
Headquartered in Elmsford, N.Y., Knighted serves the retail, e-commerce, 3PL, consumer goods and wholesale industries. Knighted is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelligrated.