Amazon acquires Belgian company Cloostermans

By acquiring the Belgian engineering company Cloostermans, Amazon intends to continue to improve the working and safety conditions of its employees.

Amazon acquires the Belgian engineering company Cloostermans, the two companies announced in a press release on Friday. The mechatronics expertise of the company based in Hamme, East Flanders, will be put to good use for make Amazon’s business “safer, simpler and more productive”.

“We are counting on their extensive experience in engineering, machinery and robotics to deploy solutions more quickly in our work environments in order to better support our employees in their duties, improve workplace safety and reduce packaging waste“, indicated the giant Amazon.

The two companies have already been collaborating since 2019. Cloostermans’ technology is notably used at Amazon for moving and stacking heavy pallets and bags or bundles of packaged products to be delivered to customers.

The approximately 200 employees of Cloostermans will join those of Amazon Global Robotics present in Europe.

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