21 May 2024

Routeco announces Swibox Automation acquisition

Routeco expands European reach through the acquisition of Swibox Automation AG

To meet rising demand for industrial automation products and services across Europe, a new acquisition has been completed with the Routeco Group acquiring Swibox Automation.

As of April 1, 2023, Swibox Automation in Switzerland will become part of the Routeco Group, thereby strengthening Routeco’s presence in the EMEA region.

Swibox Automation was previously part of the Swibox AG company who specialise in enclosure manufacture for the machine industry, infrastructure for tunnel and buildings as well as in the production of stainless- steel equipment for the medical, pharma and food industries.

This addition to the Routeco Group further complements existing European locations within the UK, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Swibox Automation is the authorised Rockwell Automation distributor for Switzerland and this acquisition combines the aligned visions of offering a leading omnichannel customer experience.

Keith Harrison, Routeco Group Commercial Director says: “Swibox Automation bring over 30 years of engineering and component distribution experience to the Routeco Group, they will enhance our ability to serve customers within Europe with the very best process control and automation products and packaged services.  The integration process will take place over the coming months. Swibox customers will continue to receive the same high quality service which they have come to expect.”

Company info: Routeco Group