About Bastian Solutions


Our Approach to Material Handling

As a systems integrator, Bastian Solutions seeks out leading technologies in both material handling equipment and information systems coupled with proven operational strategies. Our experts combine the powers of scalable material handling systems, innovative software and custom automation engineering for complete, unique solutions. Our goal is to use these tools to help companies, across a broad spectrum of industry segments, become leaders in their industries.

Our history of solutions varies in complexity from simple to highly automated, such as mobile robots, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), automated guided vehicles (AGV), goods-to-person technology, sortation, and conveyor. Every solution our team proposes is considered on its own merits to provide tremendous productivity gains and a quick return on investment.

Since 1952, Bastian Solutions has grown from a Midwest company into a global corporation with over 20 U.S. offices as well as international offices in Brazil, Canada, India, and Mexico. Additionally, the company engineers and manufactures many of its own products, including Bastian Solutions conveyor and Exacta Intralogistics Software.

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Mission Statement

We are a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing our clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production solutions.

Our people are the foundation of this commitment. Our collaborative culture promotes integrity, inclusion, and innovation providing opportunities to learn, grow, and make an impact.

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A Toyota Advanced Logistics Company


In 2017, Bastian Solutions was acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics, a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO). Together, we are dedicated to earning a position as our client's trusted business partner and helping them grow in order to achieve TICO's vision of being the number one logistics solutions provider in the world.

The future of material handling is the delivery of integrated solutions, and our family of Toyota companies allows us to help our customers stay ahead of the competition. As part of the Toyota family, together with Vanderlande, Toyota Material Handling, Raymond and viastore, we design, engineer and build cutting-edge technologies that constantly evolve to meet our customer’s needs. Through the relationship with Toyota Advanced Logistics Group, Bastian Solutions partners with the Toyota family to bring customers automated solutions to meet any market challenge. By combining data-driven designs, scalable material handling systems, and innovative software, we work together to help clients across a broad spectrum of markets become leaders in their industries.


History of Bastian Solutions


Elgan Stark, father-in-law of Bill Bastian Sr., incorporated the company that would eventually become Bastian Solutions, originally named the E.C. Stark Co., Inc., on October 31, 1952. The company supplied conventional material handling products including casters, hand trucks, and carts. The motto was "If It Rolls - We Supply It."


Bill Bastian Sr. purchased the company from Mr. Stark in 1967 and became president of the Bastian Stark Material Handling Corporation.


The company was renamed in 1971 to Bastian Material Handling Corporation. 


Bastian Material Handling became more involved with automated solutions and information systems that control the flow of products in distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, and warehousing operations. 


Bastian Material Handling continued to grow and added intralogistics software services by acquiring ASAP Automation in 1997.

The company's first international offices were opened in Bengaluru, India in 1998.


Bastian purchased Hytrol of California and also formed Blue Arc Engineering in 2003.

In 2005, Bastian created its first robotics division with the purchase of VanPak, later renamed Bastian Robotics.


In 2010, Bastian Material Handling began engineering and manufacturing its own line of conveyor.

Throughout the 2010s offices opened in Toronto, Canada; Montreal, Canada; Atlanta, Georgia; São Paulo, Brazil; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tampa, Florida; San Luis Potosí, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico and a 11,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Greenfield, Indiana.

Bastian Material Handling was renamed Bastian Solutions in 2012, incorporating all divisions under one brand.

In 2015, Bastian Solutions formed a mobile robotics division in Dallas, Texas.

Bastian Solutions was acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics, a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corporation, in 2017.

In 2019, Bastian Solutions opened its Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Westfield, Indiana.



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