St. Louis, Missouri FKI Logistex (, a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces that its continuing strategy of investing in its US-based operations is a good example of successful foreign investment in North American manufacturing, engineering, and product development. Major customers include the United States Postal Service, US airports and overnight delivery suppliers, as well as an extensive portfolio of US-based blue-chip manufacturers, retailers, and distribution companies.


"FKI Logistex continues to move forward and grow in the US," says Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. "The more-than-1,500 US employees of FKI Logistex represent an ongoing investment in manufacturing, product development, and engineering in the United States. FKI Logistex is committed to supplying cost-effective and innovative material handling solutions that solve the most difficult supply chain productivity problems of North American industry."


Examples of the sustained and accelerated growth of FKI Logistex's North American operations include the opening of a new, multimillion-dollar Technology and Education Center in its Cincinnati, Ohio facility; the development of several major hardware and software products, including the GS100 Series of low-cost palletizers and the UniSort MXT sortation software system; and the development of the UniSort Linear Belt Sorter (LBS), used extensively by the United States Postal Service for mail sortation. Among the many other products and systems developed by FKI Logistex in the US, advanced picking, sortation, and palletizing technology is being exported by the company with great success into manufacturing plants, warehouses, and distribution centers around the world.


Research and development at FKI Logistex's Cincinnati operation is driving the company's global conveyor upgrade project, which will create a unified conveyor design and manufacturing platform for FKI Logistex's operations across the world. Cross-border work between the company's various global locations has led to the development of the new LS-4000 series of environmentally friendly sorters, featuring the latest energy-efficient and quiet linear synchronous motors. The company has also instituted a graduate engineering recruiting program to develop an ongoing engineering talent pool across the company.


About FKI Logistex

FKI Logistex ( is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, robotic and conventional palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.


FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. Contact FKI Logistex by e-mail at