INTERNATIONAL technology group Körber has acquired a majority stake in Aussie business Cohesio Group Ltd.

Melbourne-based Cohesio is an integrator of voice-directed and autonomous mobile robotics solutions for logistics.

Cohesio chief executive Nishan Wijemanne said they were “fortunate to have found a partner in Körber that can help accelerate the next stage of growth for Cohesio”.

“Körber offers us an innovative culture, a broader portfolio of complementary supply chain technologies and access to customer relationships on a global scale,” Mr Wijemanne said.

“The Cohesio founders and the entire Cohesio team are very excited to be part of this international technology group.”

Körber AG chairman Stephan Seifert said with the Cohesio deal, they were underpinning their claim to “market leadership through technology leadership” in voice and robot technology.

“We are also expanding our presence in the particularly fast-growing markets of the APAC region, where we are able to inspire and support our customers with the best products and solutions for the supply chain,” Mr Seifert said.

Körber Business Area Logistics Systems chief executive Dirk Hejnal said with a broad, technology-oriented product, Cohesio was an ideal fit.

“By adding Cohesio, we are in an even stronger position to offer customers the right supply chain technologies and service them on a global level,” Mr Hejnal said. “The Cohesio team is characterized by entrepreneurship, years of experience with logistics technologies, and a history of good partnership with its customers.”