RAF Technology is acquired by Matthews International

Matthews International Corporation has completed the acquisition of the industrial optical character recognition business of RAF Technology, Inc., which will now be part of the Matthews Automation Solutions Division. RAF will maintain its headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

“As the VP/GM I am pleased to announce RAF will be joining the Matthews Automation Solutions team and am looking forward to broadening our character recognition product offerings and integrating our products with other Matthews solutions provided by the Holjeron, Lightning Pick, Matthews Marking Systems and Pyramid brands. We are looking forward to enhancing the value of the solutions we offer to our customers through the addition of marking, coding, and material handling automation fulfillment products. Additionally this acquisition will also expand RAF’s access to new customers currently served by Matthews in warehouse automation and retail/e-commerce fulfillment.” – Dave Reeves

Matthews International Corporation

Matthews International Corporation Matthews International Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a provider principally of brand solutions, memorialization products and industrial automation solutions. Brand solutions include graphics imaging products and services, and merchandising solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products, caskets and cremation equipment for the cemetery and funeral home industries. Industrial automation solutions include marking products and fulfillment systems. The Company’s products and services include brand development, deployment and management; printing plates and cylinders; pre-media services and imaging services for consumer packaged goods and retail customers; merchandising display systems and marketing and design services; cast bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products; caskets; cast and etched architectural products, cremation equipment and cremation-related products; mausoleums; marking and coding equipment and consumables, and industrial automation products and order fulfillment systems for identifying, tracking, picking, and conveying various consumer and industrial products. For more information, visit www.matw.com.

RAF Technology, Inc.

RAF Technology, Inc., headquartered in Redmond, Washington, is a software development company with industrial symbol capture, recognition and verification products. RAF’s postal address recognition products: Argosy Post and SmartMatch, are deployed at thousands of sites throughout the world. RAF is the founder of Alitheon and Velox Robotics LLC.