Savannah-based Lummus Corporation Acquires Carter Control Systems to Further Expand Intralogistics Marketshare

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Lummus Corporation, the parent company of System Solutions of Kentucky and Lummus, leading solution and equipment suppliers to the intralogistics and cotton gin industries, has acquired Carter Control Systems, a tier-one provider of automated material handling to the US Postal Service as well as an integrator to parcel and e-commerce customers.

Lummus is strategically expanding into new industrial markets to drive digital transformation through automation. The company's Louisville-based intralogistics business, SSK, is an equipment provider as well as a turnkey project integrator with project scale capacity of up to 100 million dollars.

Duane Glass, President of Carter Control Systems, elaborates further on this announcement stating: "Since being founded 40 years ago, CCS has evolved from a controls house supporting the U.S. Postal Service, to developing our own conveyor line and providing fully integrated systems, and most recently, we have had great success with robotic system integration. The acquisition by Lummus will help us scale into larger projects in both the postal and e-commerce markets, as well as provide the capital to even further developments in robotics."

The acquisition of Carter Control Systems is a part of Lummus' broader entrepreneurial mission focused on expansion. Speaking about this in greater detail, company CEO Ben Hinnen explains: "We're focused on leveraging our manufacturing and engineering strengths to capture a bigger share of the intralogistics market, and our recent acquisition of CCS will help us achieve this goal, especially with the U.S. Postal Service and e-commerce customers across the country. We're very excited for CCS to join our team, as their leadership and employees share similar values and a total commitment to customer satisfaction."

The CCS acquisition represents the latest push in Lummus Corporation's rapid growth in automated materials handling, with further aggressive expansion plans. Additionally, Lummus continues their company-wide hiring effort, with estimates of more than 100 new employees by the close of 2018.

CCS was purchased from Tulcan, a Houston, TX based private equity concern.