Stemmer Imaging acquires Data Vision
Stemmer Imaging has acquired Data Vision by means of an asset deal effective January 31, 2018. Data Vision is a highly specialized provider of imaging and machine vision solutions in the Netherlands. This acquisition further strengthens the position of Stemmer Imaging in the Benelux countries. Data Vision, a business unit of Batenburg Mechatronica B.V., is one of the most established brands in Benelux’s imaging and machine vision industry and has been successfully providing machine vision components, systems and solutions for many years.
“The acquisition by Stemmer Imaging is the logical next step in serving this market segment“, says Harm Hanekamp, managing director of Data Vision. “By being part of the Stemmer Imaging-Group, Data Vision will reach the next level and we can now follow our customers into Europe and benefit from Stemmer Imaging’s larger product range, and superior level of competence. Our corporate cultures are very similar and we know each other very well. This will strengthen services available for customers in the Benelux countries who will have access to the support and security they need to continue to develop their vision applications with our help”, concludes Harm Hanekamp.
Stemmer Imaging’s and Data Vision’s product portfolio have a high degree of overlap in terms of suppliers represented. Thus, the businesses perfectly complement each other. Dietmar Serbée, Director of Stemmer Imaging B.V. emphasizes the growth opportunities of the combined entity. ”Stemmer Imaging’s and Data Vision’s product portfolio have a high degree of overlap in terms of suppliers represented. Thus, the businesses perfectly complement each other.”
According to Mr. Serbée, machine vision components manufacturers will also greatly benefit from the merger: “The acquisition of Data Vision by Stemmer Imaging is also beneficial for our suppliers, due to the doubling of the sales and support workforce through a competent partner with a high degree of market know-how and technical expertise. As one of Europe’s largest imaging technology providers, this enables us to support the technological developments of our manufacturers even better for the benefit of our customers.”