enVista Acquires HCM Systems, Inc. to Expand Automation Capabilities

Acquisition of leading material handling equipment, systems and robotics firm, HCM, enables enVista to meet growing market demand for automated solutions

enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation solutions firm, optimizing and transforming both physical and digital commerce, today announces the acquisition of long-time partner HCM Systems, a systems integrator, specializing in customized, complex and highly integrated conveyor hardware and software, controls, robotics, accessory equipment, installation and systems management for manufacturing and distribution-centric organizations. The acquisition was completed July 1, 2021.

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“This acquisition is strategic in nature, strengthening enVista’s position as the only physical and digital commerce solutions provider in the market. We look forward to bringing HCM’s capabilities into enVista’s enterprise suite of solutions and adding their talented team to ours.”

Headquartered in Chicago, HCM has grown from a single line conveyor distributorship into one of the most diversified leaders in complete material handling integration with an extensive range of automated solutions.

Mike Kasperski, SVP of Automation at enVista, said, “Demand for automated solutions has never been greater due to surging ecommerce demands, coupled with ongoing labor shortages. enVista and HCM’s combined expertise across process optimization, labor management, facility design, engineering, robotics and systems selection and implementation will optimize manufacturing and distribution operations and accelerate time to value. This acquisition also strategically expands HCM’s and enVista’s global growth, client base and revenue opportunities.”

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enVista CEO, Jim Barnes, said, “This acquisition is strategic in nature, strengthening enVista’s position as the only physical and digital commerce solutions provider in the market. We look forward to bringing HCM’s capabilities into enVista’s enterprise suite of solutions and adding their talented team to ours.”

enVista’s comprehensive DC Optimization and Automation solutions include process optimization, workforce management, facility design/build, engineering, robotics proof of concept and implementations, systems selection and implementation and more.

Charlie Hillebold, President of HCM Systems, said, “My grandfather founded HCM in 1962. As the third-generation owner/operator, it has been vitally important for me to strategically grow HCM in a way that best serves our clients and associates and honors our company’s heritage of client service. As a long-term partner of enVista, we have had the opportunity to work side-by-side with their leadership and project teams and observe their talent, integrity, passion and commitment to delivering client results. We are very proud to officially join enVista. This move will bring added value to our HCM client base that will benefit from a single solutions partner to solve their complex supply chain and commerce challenges, and our associates will certainly benefit from expanded professional growth opportunities. I am excited for what the future holds for our combined organizations.”

enVista brings a dedicated team of robotics, labor management, facility design and systems implementation experts to help clients project and model an optimal approach to both distribution center labor productivity and automation. With nearly 20 years of experience in supply chain strategy, operations and systems implementation, enVista delivers exceptional results for its clients and has helped dozens of world-leading brands determine how to optimize existing facilities and design/build greenfield facilities to meet long-term objectives.

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