June 11, 2018. Louisville KY. Lummus Corporation, the parent company of System Solutions of Kentucky (SSK) and Lummus, leading solution and equipment suppliers to the intralogistics and cotton gin industries, has acquired Carter Control Systems (CCS), 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 distribution 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 US Postal Service and distribution 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’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.
About Carter Control Systems
Headquartered in Frederick, MD, Carter Control Systems (CCS) is a leading provider of automated material handling and industrial automation solutions to customers across the U.S. in a variety of industries including: postal, parcel, retail, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical. CCS provides a full range of equipment, controls and software that helps customers address all aspects of their material handling and industrial automation needs, increasing efficiency to save companies time and money. For more information about CCS, call 877-722-4227, or visit their website at www.cartercontrols.com
With a legacy dating back to 1863, and headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, Lummus Corporation is a leading ginning partner that serves the world’s cotton ginners with its complete line of ginning equipment and industry-leading parts and servicing. Lummus prides itself on their commitment to moving the entire ginning industry forward with its advances in operational, efficiency, and technological advances, and servicing even deep legacy gins with replacement parts to over 100 countries. For more information on Lummus Corporation, call 912-447-9000, or visit their website at www.lummus.com
About System Solutions of Kentucky (SSK)
SSK, an operating subsidiary of Lummus, is a single-source material handling systems integration company serving clients in North America. SSK turns automated materials handling into a competitive advantage by optimizing operations for their customers in postal, parcel, and e-commerce. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, the company is recognized for providing quality design and products and high-touch service that allows customers to execute their logistics strategies. For more information about SSK, call 502-526-0082 or visit their website at www.SSofKY.com