US material handling market inspires acquisition of automation-and-controls provider

Feb. 14, 2024
Italy’s Coesia takes 100% ownership of Michigan-based Automation & Modular Components

Coesia, through its company FlexLink, has acquired Automation & Modular Components (AMC). Through the acquisition of AMC, Coesia, headquartered in Bologna, Italy, and FlexLink, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, look to expand their U.S. presence, especially in sectors where a combined assembly or production process needs heavy-weight and small-weight material-handling applications.

“We are glad to welcome AMC in our group,” said Alessandro Parimbelli, chief executive officer of Coesia. “We consider this company a strategic asset, especially for the development of FlexLink, whose robotic and material-handling expertise will be further enhanced and expanded by AMC’s heavy weight conveyance systems. The introduction of AMC into Coesia’s portfolio in the United States will enhance the organization's capabilities and allow the group to continue on its path to being a dominant solution provider in the automation industry.”

A manufacturer of material-handling automation systems with integrated controls, as well as conveyors for integration into assembly systems and production lines, AMC is headquartered in Davisburg, Michigan.

AMC serves a multitude of industries including, automotive, food packaging, medical, appliance, metalworking, electronics, glass, pharmaceutical, alternative energies and household products.

“Coesia with FlexLink is the perfect home for AMC to continue on its growth path and further expand its global presence, continuing to help companies in over 25 industries across six continents to produce goods faster and with more consistency,” said Dick Shore, former owner of AMC.

Coesia plans to keep investing in automation technology. The sector has attractive growth that will persist long into the future. The group will continue to support inorganic and organic growth in the United States and globally.