Koerber Group Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
The Group comprises five business areas, each of which is run by management or holding company: there are Digital develops artificial intelligence and other software; Pharma builds machinery for manufacturing, inspection, software, and packaging of pharmaceuticals; Supply Chain provides system integration of material handling, machine vision, robotics, and software for warehouses; Tissue builds processing and packaging machinery for toilet paper and paper towels, and Tobacco builds machinery to process tobacco and manufacture cigarettes and filters.
In the Supply Chain division, it offers a wide range of proven solutions that enable our customers to master the complexity of the supply chain; the Business Area Pharma offers solutions for safe and efficient processes for the manufacture, inspection, and packaging of pharmaceuticals as well as for pharmaceutical traceability; Business Area Tissue offers complete solutions for processing and packaging machines that handle toilet paper, folded tissues, and paper towels; Business Area Tobacco supports its customers in the fields of tobacco processing, filter and cigarette manufacture, measuring and analysis equipment, and flavorings; and Business Area, Digital, shapes and strongly promotes the digital advancement of the entire Group and develops new digital business models.
Koerber Group Recent Developments
In March 2021, Koerber revealed the evolution of its flagship technology platform - Koerber One, at its annual supply chain user conference, Elevate Americas. A three-year initiative advances the platform to strengthen and expand the capabilities of Koerber's suite of supply chain solutions. Supply chains must handle more products, suppliers, and distribution channels. Combined with rising consumer expectations and a global pandemic, supply chain complexity is higher than ever. Kоrber's actual depth of technology and expertise - spanning software, automation, mobility, robotics, and material handling equipment - aims at overcoming this.
In December 2020, Christoph Fink was named the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Werum IT Solutions GmbH in the Koerber Business Area Pharma. He will manage the operational customer business and drive the expansion of the international service portfolio and global growth.
In January 2020, Koerber acquired a a majority stake in Brazil-based Otimis Ltda. Otimis has already been an implementation partner and reseller of the supply chain management solutions of Koerber Logistics' company HighJump since 2004.
The acquisition and the newest addition to the Business Area Logistics Systems come after Körber AG acquired DMLogic and HighJump, which extended its presence in the USA, the Cohesio Group extended Körber's presence in APAC, and Otimis made new opportunities for the company in Latin America.
Koerber Group Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In May 2020, Koerber Group extended its range of digital solutions for pharma and biotech production by acquiring Exputec GmbH (Austria) and Exputec Kft. (Hungary). Exputec strategically complements the existing software portfolio of Werum IT Solutions GmbH.
In September 2019, Koerber acquired a majority stake in Cohesio Group and expanded its business with voice and robotics supply chain solutions. The Australian-based company has established itself as an important provider of voice-controlled and robotics software solutions for the logistics industry, particularly in the Asia Pacific region (APAC).
In August 2017, Koerber acquired HighJump. HighJump will be folded into Koerber’s Business Area Logistics Systems, which also includes German logistics software providers Aberle and Inconso.
In 2014, Koerber expanded the Koerber Group's Medipak Systems business area, which specializes in inspection and packaging technologies and in the manufacture of high-quality packaging for pharmaceutical products with the acquisition of Werum.
Koerber Group Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Koerber Group Overview
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Number of Employees: 10584
Key Verticals: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Communications, Consumer Packaged Goods, Distribution, Healthcare, Leisure and Hospitality, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Professional Services, Retail, Transportation,
Koerber Group Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
HighJump Warehouse Management, Werum MES Solution, Korber Yard Management System (YMS)
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Werum PAS-X MES from Koerber has established itself as an MES for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and cell and gene therapy industries. It is used by more than 50 percent of the top 30 companies in the industry worldwide, as well as by many medium-sized manufacturers.
HighJump helps managing the flow of inventory and information from supplier through manufacturing, distribution and EDI solutions all the way to direct store delivery for more than 4300 customers.
Koerber Group Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
Koerber is pursuing a strategy of unifying its businesses under one brand. In the first half of 2020, Koerber unveiled its plans to revolutionize the supply chain industry by combining the technology, services, and expertise of some of its proven solution providers. Spanning software, automation, voice/vision/mobility, robotics, materials handling equipment, systems integration, and consulting. The twelve supply chain technology solution providers stated their transition to the brand Koerber and the Koerber Business Area Supply Chain was proclaimed, consisting of Aberle, Aberle Software, Cirrus Logistics, Cohesio Group, Consoveyo, DMLogic, HighJump, Inconso, Otimis, Langhammer, Riantics, and Voiteq. As a result, Koerber expects that customers' access to a single provider will help transform their supply chain challenges around labor, consumer expectations, and the adoption of new and emerging technologies into a strategic differentiator. The Koerber Business Areas Digital, Pharma, and Tissue will also follow the same branding strategy – realigning to the single master brand Korber.
As an addition to this bunch, in September 2019, Koerber acquired an Australian-based firm, Cohesio Group Ltd. The company is an integrator of voice-directed and autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) solutions for logistics.
In August 2017, Koerber acquired HighJump, managed under its business area, Business Area Logistics Systems. Koerber and it's Business Area Logistics Systems division bring together 12 WMS providers, including DMLogic, acquired in July 2017, and inconso.
Koerber Group Risks and Challenges
Koerber is struggling in a very challenging market environment. The decreasing revenue has forced Koerber to secure a loan for its future development and operations. In November 2020, Koerber successfully placed a Schuldschein loan on the capital market and raised 460 million USD from investors. The initially announced volume of 230 million USD with maturities of four to ten years was significantly oversubscribed by Korber AG decision to double the final volume to 460 million USD. The transaction has been arranged by Helaba and DZ Bank.
Körber AG is getting used to expand its footprint with acquisition. However, putting it all together and making it work as a whole is a challenge.
Koerber Group Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
Koerber AG has partners which span across the globe, allowing Koerber to offer the whole in support, implementation, and complementary technology. Some of Koerber's partners are AcmonData, Advantech, AG Consult, Alfaland, Buton eBusiness Solutions, Capgemini, Comdata, Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors, Deloitte, DoveTail, Drive Axle, E2 Solutions, Earnest & Associates, Fleetmatics, and more.
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