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Wolter Acquires Ellis Systems

Wolter announces the acquisition of Ellis Systems, a leading distributor of high density storage and shelving solutions out of Lake Forest, IL.  Ellis Systems will operate as a member of the automated material handling & storage sector of Wolter Group LLC.

Ellis Systems, founded in 1963 as a distributor of filing systems and equipment, has since developed a long-standing reputation providing both space and cost-saving solutions to customers throughout the Midwest; some of which include healthcare facilities, schools & universities, police departments, law firms, and industrial warehousing.  Innovative space saving solutions, such as mobile shelving systems, vertical lift modules, vertical carousels, and rotary files have benefited thousands of customers to improve productivity, inventory control, and operator safety, while reducing floor space constraints. 

“As our eighth acquisition in the last five years, Ellis Systems enhances our product offerings and solutions in the Illinois market and allows us to expand into the rapidly evolving automated material management & storage industry.” said Jerry Weidmann, President of Wolter Group LLC.

“The proficiency of their factory-trained service technicians to install, maintain and service new equipment as well as relocate existing is a benefit to both our present and future Wolter Group customers.” said Christine Emmerich, Automated Material Handling Systems Specialist.

Ellis Systems staff of seven, including owner Tom Hynes, value the opportunity to offer more to customers through their affiliation with the Wolter.