Honeywell, Morris Plains, N.J., announced plans to acquire Cincinnati-based Intelligrated,an automated material handling solutions provider, for $1.5 billion. Intelligrated co-founders Chris Cole and Jim McCarthy will continue to serve in a leadership role. Intelligrated will become part of Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) in Honeywell’s automation and control solutions business.

Intelligrated designs, manufactures, installs and supports conveyor, sortation, palletizers, robotics, automated storage retrieval system solutions, warehouse execution systems, labor management software and order fulfillment technologies. It employs more than 3,100 associates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China.
Intelligrated’s supply chain automation solutions are a complement to Honeywell’s extensive workflow performance solutions, including cloud-connected mobile worker applications, high-performance data collection hardware and other technologies to improve worker productivity.

“The Intelligrated story has always been defined by innovation and doing whatever it takes to give our customers a competitive edge,” says Cole. “Joining Honeywell enables us to break new ground with the most advanced levels of systems integration, intelligent software and controls and data-driven efficiency. Our commitment to innovation and intense focus on customer service and support will continue to deliver unmatched results.”