With 120 employees and 2001 sales of 35 million euros, Idab Wamac has conveying, buffering, storage, inserting, addressing, stacking, packaging, sorting, and loading systems, including software.
A company statement said the Idab Wamac deal "should serve as the basis for further acquisitions and co-operations."
But after 1995, Idab Wamac concentrated on Europe and East Asia.
Now, said Bernhard Schreier, chairman of Heidelberg's management board, "the takeover of Idab Wamac" puts his company into mailrooms worldwide.
At the same time, it inked a deal to market some products from Wamac, the European manufacturer.
"We believe with the acquisitions of Idab and alliances with Wamac and NCS we have a total system offering."
It acquired several products from Idab in a deal completed earlier in June and, signed a deal to market mailroom products from Idab's European parent, Wamac.
Sheridan had a static display of Wamac's towering storage device, which looks like a metal wall nine-feet-long by 20-feet-high and stores pieces of a newspaper stream on 160 nine-foot shelves, then reassembles the stream.