KEBA takes 80pc stake in KEMAS

Robotics and technology company KEBA, which claims to be the ‘inventor of parcel lockers’ has taken an 80% interest in the German technology company KEMAS.

KEMAS was founded in 1991 and is based in Oberlungwitz near Chemnitz, and specialises in what KEBA describes as “self service solutions related to the transfer of material resources such as keys, post, equipment, tools, textiles, weapons, etc. … [which] facilitate the safe and clear registration, administration, storage, disposition and delivery of objects to various users, which are thus protected against unauthorized access, loss, manipulation and abuse.”

The German technology company KEMAS has 75 people working for it and generated a €7.7 million revenue in the last financial year. Founder of KEMAS Hans-Jürgen Grämer and his son will retain a 20% stake in their company.

Though almost totally under the KEBA umbrella, KEMAS will retain its name and will now operate under the KEBA brand. The existing management team will still run the company as before.

In a statement published today, the KEBA said that there are “synergies” which will “strengthen KEBA’s position in the parcel automat market”.

“Owing to the shared features of the products, the competence and business areas of  KEBA and KEMAS are perfectly complementary and offer a range of synergy effects,” said KEBA.

“Consequently, the market opportunities for complete solutions for the receipt and  transfer of all types of goods will be greatly enhanced. KEBA anticipates that fresh growth potential will emanate from the takeover, as with the systems from KEMAS new markets and applications will open up and KEBA can offer its numerous customers an extended portfolio of comprehensive solutions.”