Pick-MAX pick-to-light products will continue under the Lightning Pick brand.
Germantown, WI (August 21, 2015) – Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions brand and the premier provider of pick-to-light and other light-directed technologies in North America, will now also offer Pick-MAX products as part of the Lightning Pick Solution Suite.
IPTI (Innovative Picking Technologies, Inc.) in Ixonia, WI was a sister company to Lightning Pick, both being part of Matthews Automation Solutions’ Fulfillment Systems brands. The Ixonia location and staff will continue sales, support and service of the popular Pick-MAX pick-to-light products under the Lightning Pick brand. This includes order picking carts which utilize Pick-MAX hardware. Lightning Pick’s Germantown location will remain the solution brand headquarters and continue development, sales, service and support of their pick-to-light, put-to-light, pack-to-light and other order picking products.
“Retiring the IPTI solution brand name was a difficult decision. We recognize their industry presence through a significant community of full Pick-MAX system end users plus numerous OEMs utilizing Pick-MAX hardware products in their own system solutions,” said Paul Jensen, division president of Matthews Automation Solutions. “That’s why we’re continuing the Pick-MAX product line. However, moving forward all-new pick-to-light systems will be driven by Lightning Pick software, which can now manage Pick-MAX lights along with Lightning Pick’s existing hardware catalog. This product re-alignment under one brand will streamline our market presence for new and current customers, plus our partners.”
“IPTI contributed many recognized advances to the pick-to-light industry,” said Jim Bast, V.P. and General Manager of Lightning Pick and Matthews’ fulfillment systems brands. “Lightning Pick is excited to include the Ixonia group’s innovative products and capabilities into our solution portfolio, and move forward together under one solution brand name.”
Looking ahead, Lightning Pick customers will continue utilizing their usual contacts in Germantown, WI. Pick-MAX customers will continue working with their contacts in Ixonia, WI. IPTI’s website https://ipti.net still offers Pick-MAX product information, and will soon redirect to https://lightningpick.com/advantages/hardware-advantages/pick-max/ so all Lightning Pick products are under their primary https://lightningpick.com site.
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ABOUT LIGHTNING PICK
Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, delivers advanced pick-to-light, put-to-light, pack-to-light, batch picking carts, light sleds and other paperless picking, kitting, assembly and sortation systems from two locations in Germantown and Ixonia, Wisconsin. Our globally recognized automated technologies drive increased productivity, quality and efficiency across Lean supply chains—from manufacturing through order fulfillment. In 2014, Lightning Pick added the sales, support and service of all Pick-MAX light-directed products, formerly by IPTI.
ABOUT MATTHEWS AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS
Matthews Automation Solutions—a division of Matthews International Corporation—designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of marking, coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions. Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors worldwide rely on Matthews’ integrated systems to identify, track, control and pick products at the highest levels of accuracy and throughput. For handling challenges in manufacturing, packaging or distribution, Matthews’ combined expertise delivers the integrated solution that meets an organization’s needs today, and grows with them tomorrow. These automated and semi-automated marking, coding, control, sortation, picking and verification technologies and software streamline manufacturing, distribution and order fulfillment processes to maximize productivity.