||Just in time for the holidays....
Hamilton Robinson Boxes Up a Package Deal!
Stamford, CT - November 19, 2015
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners (HRCP), together
with management and co-investors, have formed a new company, Inspire Automation, that
combines the businesses of Systec Corporation and Automatan LLC. Systec engineers and
manufactures some of the most technologically advanced conveying and material handling
equipment for the corrugated box industry. Automatan designs and manufactures cutting
edge graphics and robotic material handling equipment for the corrugated and folding carton
industries around the world. Both management teams will retain significant ownership
positions in the combined business.
"HRCP is excited to bring together two leading solution providers to the corrugated
packaging equipment market. This combination allows Systec and Automatan to deliver a
unique and differentiated approach to their customer base. More broadly, we have created
a platform to add new and innovative services, capabilities and automation to the corrugated
market and beyond," stated Brandon Richter, Principal at Hamilton Robinson.
In conjunction with this investment, HRCP is also pleased to announce the first closing of
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners L.P. IV. Scott Oakford, HRCP's Managing Partner
noted, "We are delighted to have the continuing support of new and old investment partners
and co-investors that make our program possible." The strategy for Fund IV is a continuation
of HRCP's 30-year history focusing on control investments in small, privately held
manufacturing, distribution and service businesses.
ABOUT HAMILTON ROBINSON
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners was founded in 1984 to invest directly in small, privately
held manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. The firm has maintained its singular
focus on this dynamic market to become a valued resource for equity capital and growth
strategies for small businesses. Based in Stamford, CT, the firm has completed over $1.3
billion in transactions supporting 45 companies. Investors include leading financial
institutions, funds, family offices and individuals in the United States and Europe. For more
information visit www.hrco.com.
ABOUT AUTOMATAN LLC AND SYSTEC CORPORATION
Automatan LLC, based in Plover WI, is a leading source of lamination systems, graphics
equipment and robotic material handling solutions for the corrugated and folding carton
industries. Systec Corporation, based in Indianapolis, IN is a technology leader in the
engineering, manufacturing and servicing of material handling conveyor systems including
load forming, transfer and tracking equipment for the corrugated packaging industry.