Jennifer Drives 40+ Percent Growth at Lucas Systems
New Voice-Directed Warehouse Projects Generate Another Year of Growing Profits and Revenue, Company is Adding Staff to Continue Expansion in 2010
Lucas Systems, Inc., the leading provider of voice-directed warehouse applications for open, mobile computers, today reported strong revenue and profit growth in 2009. Major new customer implementations and add-on business with long-term customers resulted in over 40 percent revenue growth and a sharp increase in net profits for the year.
“Lucas is gaining market share and growing our business in the midst of a tough economic environment, due in large part to our consistent focus on driving operational gains and measurable ROI for our customers,” said Chris Sweeney, Senior Vice President. “While other established voice companies had declining sales in 2009, we added new customers, rolled out new systems to existing customers and strengthened our team to support more growth in 2010. Lucas is winning more new customer business in North America than any other voice provider as retailers and distributors recognize the extraordinary value of our process oriented project approach, our configurable Jennifer™ software, and our flexibility to work with existing material handling and warehouse management systems.”
New customers in 2009 include a leading healthcare distribution company that deployed Jennifer at 40 distribution centers, and a Fortune 50 manufacturer of industrial equipment that is implementing Jennifer at its largest global parts distribution center. In addition, several existing Lucas customers migrated from proprietary voice-only hardware to new systems using versatile, industry standard mobile computers from Motorola and other leading hardware providers. To support its growth, Lucas continues to add sales staff throughout North America, and technical and support staff in its Pittsburgh headquarters and its engineering office in Colorado.
Other milestones in 2009 included the achievement of premier partner status with both Motorola and LXE, and the largest-ever voice implementation on Intermec hardware. Lucas also received a number of industry awards and recognition in 2009. The company was recognized as a Top 100 Supply Chain vendor by Supply and Demand Chain Executive, and as a Top 100 Technology Vendor to the food distribution industry by Food Logistics. In addition, Lucas Systems and qdata, our Canadian solution partner, were awarded the CDN Channel Elite Gold Medal for the Best Collaborative Solution for 2009 by CDN Canada.
About Lucas Systems, Inc.
Since 1998, Lucas Systems has delivered more voice-directed warehouse applications on a wider variety of mobile computers than any other company. Customers like Cardinal Health, the Container Store, HD Supply, OfficeMax, Mondelez (formerly Kraft Nabisco) and Rust-Oleum trust Lucas to deliver solutions that greatly improve worker productivity and accuracy because Lucas truly understands warehouse operations. Jennifer VoicePlus, the Lucas voice solution, creates a conversation with warehouse workers that frees their hands and eyes to focus on the job at hand. Jennifer also provides managers and supervisors with real-time reporting and management tools that help them better manage their operations. Tens of thousands of associates at hundreds of distribution centers work with Jennifer every day.