In 2016, KEMAS GmbH became part of the KEBA Group. That was almost exactly five years ago. Our intention was to expand the competences of both companies and to use synergies in order to be able to offer a wider solution portfolio for existing and future customers. What has happened since then?
This strategic merger is clearly noticeable: at KEMAS and at KEBA. Both companies have been complementing each other through their particular product portfolios and have become more closely connected, especially due to the specialisation of the now organisationally bundled competences in the field of Handover Automation. As a result, it is possible to exchange ideas even more actively and to respond jointly to upcoming customer requirements.
While all business areas that deal with transfer solutions have now been consolidated in the Handover Automation business unit within the KEBA Group, KEMAS is particularly preferred for "smart handling solutions". KEMAS itself has in turn organised itself into four areas that correspond to the respective application. This allows KEMAS to offer existing and complementary solutions for all customers in the business areas of logistics, mobility, security and TexLOG.
And the merger of the companies is also reflected in the overall result: KEMAS doubled its turnover in this period. The good business result of the last business year required some effort on Corona's part. Missing orders, short-time work and the increase in raw material prices took a toll on the companies, yet the company mastered the pandemic excellently overall.
With its innovative solutions, KEMAS has established a strong market position for individual customer solutions in modular design. The combination of know-how in mechanics, electronics, RFID and software competence as well as 30 years of experience from supporting demanding national and international customers have an impact on every new customer project and are unique in their combination.
The focus is on developing effective and suitable solution concepts for our customers and establishing sustainable, automated process flows in the context of using physical objects with the help of intelligent system technology.
The expansion into the text/healthcare sector was very successful; here KEMAS was able to hold its own against other competitors thanks to individual networking.