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Ultimation Recognized as Leading Jervis Webb Conveyor Systems Integrator for Third Time

Company has long history of selling the “gold standard” of conveyors for multiple industries

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (July 14, 2022)— Ultimation Industries, the leading direct-to-consumer conveyor manufacturer, was named the largest integrator of Jervis B. Webb conveyor systems for a third time during a recent event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ultimation designs, builds and installs material handling equipment for the automotive, food processing, vertical farming, heavy equipment, warehousing, fulfilment and delivery industries. Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company.


“Whether it’s a multi-million-dollar power and free conveyor system or a spare part that needs to ship today, Ultimation sells more than three times as many Webb products as any other integrator in the U.S. and Canada,” said Richard Canny, president of Ultimation. “We’re delighted to be at the top of the Webb rankings again for a third time.”

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Ultimation’s alliance with Jervis B. Webb began with their first major project in 2012. However, Webb’s history goes back much further. Young engineer Jervis Bennett Webb founded the company in 1919 with the idea of adapting the heavy chain conveyors used in the mining industry to suit Detroit’s fast-growing automobile industry. Webb’s breakthrough chain system was different from other conveyor chains: rivetless, stronger, forged and easily assembled. It could go from slack to tensioned quickly without breaking. In 1920, Webb realized that most existing floor-laid chains got in the way of the production process and got the idea of mounting the chain above the working area, and the overhead conveyor as we know it was born.

An overhead conveyor is generally used in a production facility to move parts from one location to another and take advantage of the generally unused vertical space above the working area. Using curved sections or when paired with elevators, they bring parts down to the level of operators and back up to higher elevations. Overhead conveyors can pass through production areas that humans can’t like through ovens and robot work cells.


“Installation of overhead conveyors takes time, so it’s all the more important to choose quality components and work with a trusted, experienced designer to make sure the system can meet the company’s needs for many years to come,” said Canny. “Jervis Webb is the gold standard for overhead conveyors and the genuine Webb product as designed and installed by Ultimation is going to achieve the long life that these conveyors can provide.”


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About Ultimation:

Ultimation Industries, LLC is the leading direct-to-consumer conveyor manufacturer serving the automotive, food processing, vertical farming, heavy equipment, warehousing, fulfillment and delivery industries. The company offers a line of proprietary automation systems and is also the largest 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. Ultimation was named a 2022 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. In 2020, Ultimation was recognized as one of Inc. 5000s fastest growing private companies in America. Visit for the latest product information and news about Ultimation.



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