Wynright Opens New Grand Rapids OfficeTuesday, October 15, 2013
Citing the rapid growth of its business, Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb and a leading U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, announced the opening of a new office in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. The office, located at 701 3 Mile Road NW, Walker, Michigan, will expand Wynright’s solution-based engineering and product design capabilities, particularly in goods-to-person automation, as well as provide local sales and support to the company’s growing list of retail and other clients.
“As our retail customers move deeper into multi-channel distribution, there is a growing need for automated system solutions,” said Gordon Hellberg, Executive Vice President, Sales at Wynright. “The engineers who will operate out of this office have a specialized knowledge of these advanced channels of distribution and deep experience in implementing them. Opening a new office in this area demonstrates our continuing commitment to the unique, solution-based approach we bring to our clients.”
Among the primary factors in selecting this location are its easy access by car or air travel for clients and employees, and the wealth of nearby engineering talent. The office is centrally located off the I-96 expressway just west of Grand Rapids, placing it only 10 minutes from downtown as well as the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Western Michigan University, Michigan Tech and Grand Valley University are all within an easy drive, providing a deep talent pool from which to draw. Initially, six employees will work from this office, although Hellberg expects to double that number within the next year.
“The opening of this office continues Wynright’s commitment to hiring the best people and allowing them to live where they want,” Hellberg says. “Rather than centralizing all functions, or requiring that everyone in a department work in the same space, we have offices all over the Midwest that house employees in multiple functional areas. There is a tremendous quality of life in Grand Rapids, which the people we’re bringing in value. This office will allow them to continue to enjoy it while helping our clients solve their most pressing omnichannel distribution issues.”
About Wynright Corporation
Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb, is a leading provider of intelligent material handling systems. With more than 200 engineers in-house, the company designs, manufactures, integrates and installs a full spectrum of intralogistics solutions, offering both Wynright-branded and third-party equipment to meet client needs. These include leading-edge conveyor and sortation systems, voice- and light-directed order fulfillment equipment, a suite of warehouse controls & execution software, robotics, mezzanines, and structures, all backed by critical round-the-clock service and support.
Since its founding in 1972, Wynright has been a trusted partner to some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies, showing them how to use their space more efficiently to deliver improved productivity, today and tomorrow.
About Daifuku Webb Holding Company
Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. It includes Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services and Logan Teleflex, Inc. Daifuku Webb specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku Webb Holding Company is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.