Waukee, IA, August 30, 2022. RMH Systems, a full-service industrial automation systems integrator headquartered in Waukee, announced the acquisition of DAK Solutions of Elmhurst, Illinois. DAK Solutions is a material handling equipment distributor and industrial automation solutions provider that has serviced the Chicago area and 45 states for 30 years. This move emphasizes RMH’s commitment to strategic growth across the Midwest. With this acquisition, RMH Systems solidifies its position as the Midwest’s leading turnkey material handling integrator.
Known for its innovative, client-centric experience, RMH has tripled in size over the last decade due to a commitment to an employee-focused culture and the desire to meet customers’ changing needs. Now 135 employees strong, the RMH team works from six locations in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois. This acquisition provides RMH Systems broad access to the Chicago market through the DAK brand which has a 30-year strong reputation for providing exceptional customer service and innovative solutions.
Ryan Howard, President of RMH Systems, explains, “DAK’s growth trajectory and values aligned with ours. David Kenealy’s (DAK President) investment in technology, products, and most importantly, people will go a long way in promoting future growth in Illinois for RMH. DAK provides a strong regional foundation to build upon, “It will be a great fit for us.”
RMH Systems’ product offerings include material handling, packaging, scales, and robotics. RMH is a turnkey automation integrator offering engineering in each of its divisions including system design, project management, mechanical engineering, robotic engineering, and programming/controls. This acquisition will complement DAK’s team and existing warehouse automation and storage optimization solutions portfolio.
“RMH is truly a one-stop shop. We design and integrate material handling, packaging, and robotic automation solutions that help companies grow. This is a tremendous opportunity to extend our reach to DAK customers, and expand our presence in the greater Chicago area.” Explains Material Handling Manager, Chad Howard, who will move from Minnesota to oversee the Elmhurst, Illinois location. “Plus, DAK is very client-centric and has a strong culture that aligns with our core values. We are excited to welcome them to the RMH Family.”
Founded in 1898, RMH is a third-generation family-owned business specializing in end-to-end solutions that help customers of all sizes and industries work safer and more efficiently. Today, RMH’s full suite of industrial solutions includes robotics, material handling, packaging, industrial scales, local service, and preventative maintenance. Fueled by passionate employees, RMH takes a holistic approach to solve customers’ challenges through innovation, partnership, and a commitment to excellence to address labor issues, meet delivery times, and optimize production and processes.