New Location for Matthews Automation Solutions’ Lightning Pick Brand Offers Expanded Footprint to Support Emerging Order Fulfillment Technologies

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Move combines teams from Germantown and Ixonia, Wisconsin, under one roof and creates new emerging technologies development center for autonomous robotics.

WAUKESHA, WI (December 12, 2017) — To accommodate ongoing expansion and growth, as well as to bring colleagues from separate locations under a single roof, Matthews Automation Solutions announces a new location for its Lightning Pick brand. Housed in a modern facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the new location at W229 N2510 Duplainville Road combines two previously separate locations in Germantown and Ixonia (formerly IPTI)—each about 35 miles away. All phone numbers and website URLs remain the same.

With a larger footprint and an open floor plan, the new building facilitates employee collaboration and better accommodates customer visits with a larger space for pre-installation and pilot testing. Further, a larger Solutions Center product demo area enables Matthews’ employees to “sandbox” new technologies and layouts, as well as lets visitors interface hands-on with Lightning Pick products for light-directed picking, kitting and sortation.

Additionally, the Waukesha location will also house the demonstration and development center for the new Matthews Autonomous Mobile Vehicle and Robot Solutions

“Matthews’ resources and support have made ambitious projects—like the merger with Ixonia and the development of the new autonomous mobile robots product—possible,” explains Jim Bast, Vice President and General Manager of Lightning Pick. “The new building also gives us room for expansion, as Matthews Automation Solutions continues to develop new and emerging technologies to support fulfillment operations throughout North America.”

For more information, contact Elena Kruesel at 262.250.2169, or by email at [email protected], or visit

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A Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, Lightning Pick ( is the leading North American provider of pick-to-light, put-to-light, pack-to-light, picking carts and other light-directed material handling systems. Global brands leverage our best-in-class applications for high-performance order picking, kitting, assembly and sortation operations. Lightning Pick drives rapid gains in productivity, accuracy and cost efficiency throughout the supply chain, from discrete manufacturing through order fulfillment.

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