Intelligrated is a material handling automation and software engineering company based in Mason, Ohio. In 2014, the company reported revenue of $627 million. Intelligrated has production and service locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China, and employs more than 3,100 people. Chris Cole and Jim McCarthy founded Intelligrated in 2001 with an initial group of 17 associates that grew to 50 employees by the end of the year. The company built its corporate headquarters in Mason, Ohio in 2002 and made its first acquisition that same year, acquiring the Versa conveyor line from Conveyors Ltd. By 2008, the company grew to more than 500 associates with field operations established throughout the U.S. In 2009, Intelligrated acquired FKI Logistex operations in North and South America from UK-based investment group Melrose plc. With the acquisition, Intelligrated expanded its product line to include Alvey palletizers, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment systems, as well as tilt-tray sorters and cross-belt sorters.