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Daifuku move combines N. American product groups

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Salt Lake-based SK Daifuku Corp. will merge with Ohio-based Daifuku America Corp.

Terms were not disclosed. The merger will be effective April 1.

The move will combine Daifuku's three global product groups in North America. Previously, Daifuku America served the automotive assembly material handling market while SK Daifuku served the semiconductor, or cleanroom, and manufacturing/warehousing/distribution material handling markets in North America.

Daifuku America's headquarters will remain in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The Salt Lake office will continue to support sales, engineering and service operations for semiconductor and warehouse/distribution systems. The new company will employ more than 300 associates throughout the United States.