Daifuku Co. Ltd., acquires Intersystems Group

Daifuku Co., Ltd has made the following announcement to acquire Netherlands-based Scarabee Aviation Group B.V and Australia-based Intersystems (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited, one of the world’s leading FIDS providers.

The acquisitions, a key milestone in Daifuku’s Value Innovation 2020 strategy, will increase Daifuku Airport Technologies digital portfolio, affirming their capabilities in Airport Operational Management Systems, Business Intelligence, Biometrics, and Security. Both acquisitions, further strengthen Daifuku’s technological advantage, as a leading provider of end-to-end airport solutions, enabling enhanced airport operations and significantly improving passenger experience.

"We are delighted to become part of the Daifuku family as they are such a great fit in terms of vision, culture and people. Over the coming year we will be delivering even more of the new advanced web-apps to our customers as well as being able to offer an even wider range of products and services, and a greater reach as part of Daifuku Airport Technologies group. It's a very exciting time!," added Bruce Allen, Intersystems CEO.

The decision comes as Daifuku continues its growth trajectory establishing Airport Technologies (ATec) as one of the four core businesses, alongside Manufacturing and Distributions Systems, Cleanroom Production Line Systems and Automobile Production Line Systems.

Daifuku is the only company in recent history to cover all airport fields of baggage handling systems, operation and maintenance; self-service baggage check-in systems and now smart security lanes and airport operational management systems.

Airport Technologies Executive General Manager - Adam Matheson said, “Based on the expectation that airport facilities will be updated and expanded due to a rapid increase of passengers, we anticipate there to be demand for smarter airports with improved convenience and greater use of communications technologies. We believe the acquisition of Intersystems gives us the strongest platform to immediately enhance our capabilities and further deliver on our strategy.

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