Ultimation Industries joins Rolling On Interroll partnership network

ROSEVILLE, Mich. and HIRAM, Ga. (Sept. 3, 2020) – Ultimation Industries, LLC  announced today that the company was selected as the newest member of Rolling On Interroll® (ROI), a unique partnership with global material handling leader Interroll®. Ultimation is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor technology and automation industry and has been designing, manufacturing, and installing machinery and equipment, automation devices, tire and wheel processing lines, and conveyor systems since 1989.

Rolling On Interroll

Through the ROI program, Interroll works with leading systems integrators worldwide to provide best-in-class material handling solutions for a variety of applications and industries.

“The ROI program allows us to work more closely with Interroll and provide our customers with innovative and reliable products that help them operate their businesses more efficiently,” said Richard Canny, president of Ultimation Industries. “We began integrating Interroll products into our advanced conveyor systems a few years ago and that relationship is even more critical as the industry transitions to the modern high-speed warehouse.”

ROI participants gain access to a global community of material handling companies, new technologies and industry innovations, product training opportunities, industry networking, marketing support, and more. ROI has more than 100 partners globally, with only eight in the United States.

“ROI reflects the strong relationship between innovative and trustworthy companies,” said Meredith Ransom, Senior Marketing Manager – Interroll Americas. “We look forward to further strengthening our leadership in the material handling industry through our ROI partnership with Ultimation Industries.”

For more information about Ultimation Industries, visit https://www.ultimationinc.com. For more information about Interroll, visit https://www.interroll.com/.

About Ultimation:

Ultimation Industries, LLC is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor technology and automation industry. Founded in 1989, Ultimation designs manufactures, and installs machinery and equipment, automation devices, tire and wheel processing lines, and conveyor systems for customers throughout the Americas. Ultimation’s e-commerce channels sell Ultimation, Interroll, and a wide range of other conveyor equipment. In 2020, Ultimation was recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing private companies in America. The company was a finalist for Amazon’s 2019 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and earned honors as one of “2019 Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Visit https://www.ultimationinc.com/ for the latest product information and news about Ultimation.

About Interroll

The Interroll Group is the leading global provider of material handling solutions. The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1997. Interroll provides system integrators and OEMs with a wide range of platform-based products and services in these categories: Rollers (conveyor rollers), Drives (motors and drives for conveyor systems), Conveyors & Sorters as well as Pallet & Carton Flow (flow storage systems). Among the company’s end users are leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart, and Zalando.

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For further information please contact:

Sales & Marketing Contact – Ultimation Industries, LLC / Kali Cresent / Marketing and Sales Specialist / 586-771-1881

Media Contact – Interroll / Meredith Ransom / Sr. Marketing Manager – Americas / 770-799-4210

Ultimation Industries Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Aug. 12, 2020) – Inc. magazine today ranked Ultimation Industries, LLC on its annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Ultimation is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor technology and automation industry and has been designing, manufacturing and installing machinery and equipment, automation devices, tire and wheel processing lines and conveyor systems since 1989.

We are honored that our customer-centric approach to business and the resulting growth of our company is being recognized in the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies,” said Jacqueline Canny, CEO of Ultimation.

 

Ultimation makes Inc 5000 List of fastest growing private companies

Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Ultimation’s primary business segment historically has been large, turnkey conveyor systems. However, according to Canny, many of Ultimation’s newer customers are companies that are growing fast through e-commerce channels themselves. “They need smart and lean supply chains, which is driving continued investment in conveyors and automation,” she said. To support that transition, Ultimation expanded into smaller, ‘quick ship’ products and systems that are sold through their website and in Amazon’s stores.

“Every contact inquiry we get is an opportunity to learn how to be more customer centric,” she said. “We answer every phone call with a live sales associate. We get back to every enquiry within 24 hours. We work hard to make as much information available on our website as we can to educate and inform customers and ultimately, grow the business.”

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019.

“From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk.

In addition to the Inc. 5000 recognition, Ultimation was a finalist for Amazon’s Woman-Owned Small Business Spotlight Awards in 2019, which celebrates entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country selling in Amazon’s stores. The company was also listed as one of  Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2019 by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.  For more information about Ultimation Industries, visit https://www.ultimationinc.com.

About Ultimation:

Ultimation Industries, LLC is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor technology and automation industry. Founded in 1989, Ultimation designs, manufactures and installs machinery and equipment, automation devices, tire and wheel processing lines and conveyor systems for customers throughout the Americas. The company offers a line of proprietary automation systems and is also a leading integrator of Jervis Webb Conveyor Systems. Ultimation’s e-commerce channel sells Ultimation, Interroll, Itoh Denki, Jervis Webb, and a wide range of other conveyor equipment. In 2019, the company was a finalist for Amazon’s Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and earned honors as one of “2019 Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Visit https://www.ultimationinc.com/ for the latest product information and news about Ultimation.

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 For further information please contact:

Nancy Sarpolis / [email protected] / 248-219-5651

How will COVID 19 affect the Conveyor Systems market?

The conveyor systems market is nearly always on a growth curve. And even with the current COVID 19 crisis, expectations for future growth are still high. Ultimation President, Richard Canny, explains the reasons that conveyor manufacturers are looking ahead. The material handling segment will see some changes.
 
“The most obvious factor is the rapid shift to e-commerce purchasing channels. The shift away from bricks and mortar stores to online stores was already fast. But in the conveyor systems market we are seeing B2B buyers adopt the same shift rapidly. Online sales of quick-ship conveyors like belt conveyors and roller conveyors is strong”.
 
Many Ultimation customers are companies that are growing fast through e-commerce channels themselves. “They need smart and lean supply chains. This is driving continued investment in conveyors and automation. This is happening with companies of all sizes. But in the floor conveyor segment, we are seeing very fast growth in motor driven roller systems. These conveyors have built in lean-logic. It enables automatic buffer movement of product” said Canny.
 

Micro distribution centers coming to your neighborhood?

Ultimation predicts that some of the present enormous scale distribution facilities will change. Some facilities like those used by Amazon will transition to smaller micro distribution centers. Micro distribution centers will be smaller. They will also be closer to the end user customer locations. Using predictive logic for which items to stock reduces space. They will also customize items in stock to the real time demand in that geographic area.
 
The conveyors utilized in micro distribution centers will be more flexible and lower speed. They will be designed for interaction with both humans and robots. Cobots will share the same compact spaces and assist team members with their work.
 
Oversize parcel handling is also changing the conveyor systems market. This is also true for the Fedex and UPS delivery systems that move them to customer locations. Fedex recently announced rate increases for oversize, difficult to handle packages. This is due to a surge in these type of shipments. Ultimation’s motor-driven roller conveyor systems are ready to handle these. Using pre-engineered modules, zones can range up to ten feet. E-commerce delivery of large, perishable products like garden plants represents a huge challenge. Yet this is also an opportunity for conveyor systems and parcel delivery companies.
 
Conveyor manufacturers are wary of the risks of a second wave of COVID 19 infections. According to Canny, “We are seeing customers focus on quick solutions rather than projects that might take 12+ months to install. Everyone wants to be as cautious as possible right now”.

New Video: How to build an Overhead Conveyor

Overhead conveyors are great for many plants because they use the space above the production floor. Ultimation’s Amanda Hill shows how companies can design and install their own Overhead Conveyor using the modular Unibilt System.

“The Ultimation and Jervis Webb Unibilt modular conveyor range is kind of like a LEGO set for overhead conveyors” says Ultimation Marketing Specialist, Amanda Hill. “There is a huge range of pre-engineered components that can be joined together in a multitude of ways. Sometimes it’s easier to show this in a video, so we made this three minute segment to show you how.”

Hill says that many of her customers are able to design and install their own system once they have a good understanding of the components that are necessary and what is required to install them. “The Unibilt system is limited only by the imagination of the team working out the plan. So in addition to the layout that might come from the customer, we normally have some of our Ultimation specialists add some of their ideas as well” she said.

Once a customer has an idea on paper of the path that the conveyor will take, the Ultimation team will assist by creating a Bill of Material (BOM). The BOM for a Unibilt system is basically a parts list for everything that will be required to install the conveyor. Many companies then have their own maintenance team do the installation. Others hire a local contractor, or Ultimation can assist with installation or supervise the company’s own contracted team.

 

Ultimation is selected as ‘Great Place to Work’ in Metro Detroit

The conveyor systems industry is growing–literally! Great teamwork helps Ultimation build customized material handling solutions for the vertical farming industry. Innovative, hard-working team members like Jenni Collins are the reason we were named one of “2019 Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”.

Ultimation CEO, Jacqueline Canny is grateful for her strong team, commenting “It’s our people that have enabled our fantastic growth. Senior leaders like Jenni in the customer service management role are critical in ensuring each interaction helps build our brand.”

 

Jenni Collins Ultimation

 

Jenni leads a team of customer service specialists at Ultimation who focus on the company’s ‘quick ship product range’.