Modula Expands North America Operations

Modula is in full expansion and its latest venture in North America is the opening of its state-of-the-art factory in Lewiston, Maine. From August 2015, Modula’s full line of products is Proudly Made in USA with US and imported components.

The headquarters in Lewiston, Maine covers over 102,000 Ft.2 of production, engineering space, and houses a team of 50 people. In 2015, Modula committed an additional investment of $6 million in new manufacturing automation that wil arrive close to approximately $10 million including the upgrades to the facilities.

Based in Maine, Modula benefits from talented resources and a good infrastructure to serve customers throughout the US and Canada. The decision was in alignment with the evolving needs of US buyers who favor the lead time and support offered by providers with home grown manufacturing capabilities.

Since August 2015, the state of the art factory produces Modula’s full line of products. This was a strategic move, as the company is the only one to offer the full range of products with the fastest deliveries in the market. In a few words, Modula is the only provider in the US to offer flexibility in its “quick production” program. Unlike competitors who can only expedite the machines they have in stock, Modula can supply the exact unit required for its clients’ operation with the entire range of sizes and models

Modula is a business unit of System Group – one of the largest Italian industrial conglomerates. For over 45 years this group has successfully delivered tailor made solutions for many industries including packaging, ceramics, electronics and logistics. Seeing great opportunities in the latter sector, the group founded System Logistics and Modula divisions in 1987. Since then, Modula developed new ground by offering sophisticated automated vertical drawer storage for a wide range of industries. By making it easy to store SKUs vertically, this innovation was an immediate success as it allowed users to reduce ground space by over 90% in many cases.

Modula’s automated storage system has realized success in both the European and international markets. In the last two years, Modula has shown stellar growth with revenues increasing by 93% from € 26.66 million to € 51.52 million. Worldwide, Modula employs 250 people in 2 facilities in Italy (Salvaterra di Casalgrande, Reggio Emilia) and the US (Lewiston, Maine). In addition there are 13 Modula branch offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa that are supported by a wide network of 45 authorized dealers. As part of System Group, Modula also benefits from a large worldwide network, with a presence in over 30 countries and over 1400 employees. This guarantees a local presence to clients, allowing the company to serve all markets with a personal and timely manner.