Dematic Announces Scholarships for University of Waterloo

Talk about an early adopter. Dematic has been helping industries innovate in the shipping-and-receiving business since 1819, when its founding company created the first steam-powered crane.

Today, the global company and leader in supply-chain optimization is helping you, the consumer, get your online purchases faster and more efficiently. Dematic builds the machines that automate warehouses across the globe. When you click ‘buy’ online, Dematic machines pick and fill your order, and package it to be shipped to you.

Based in Atlanta, Ga., Dematic is in Waterloo Region by choice, not chance. And a year in, it’s safe to say the choice is paying off.

Its software-focused, research and development lab here opened in September 2014 with five employees. Today, the office has already expanded by 2,500 square feet and now employs 30.

Day to day, the team focuses on a variety of projects, including software analytics to help its large warehouse clients — like Canadian Tire, Amazon and Tim Hortons — track and fix inefficiencies. Today, the bright and airy offices, in the Waterloo Innovation Park tucked behind Northfield Drive and Kumpf drives, are roomy and welcoming. A Dematic robot may greet you in the space. What you won’t notice is the deep ties to the community that Dematic is building.

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