Sick AG expands with new acquisition


Manufacturer of intelligent sensors Sick AG has acquired the industrial radar sensor business of Micas AG, thus expanding its technology portfolio for port applications, mines and heavy industry.

Sick has purchased Micas’ entire technical know-how for the production of industrial radar sensors, as well as the associated customer data.

Micas is selling its industrial business because the “Industrial Radar Sensors” segment, which serves mainly port and mine operators, cannot be sustainably developed without a globally operating sales organisation.

Radar sensors can reliably detect large objects, even in adverse weather conditions or amidst significant pollution, and the purchase of the radar sensors from Micas provides Sick with access to technology that has not been available to the Sick Group before.

In ports, radar systems prevent collisions and measure distances between large and mobile systems such as gantry cranes and ship-to-shore cranes.

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