Sale of 1000th AutoStore Robot Marks Automation Milestone for Swisslog
Global material handling automation provider Swisslog, is celebrating the recent sale of its 1000th AutoStore robot. The autonomous robot, which operates on the top of an aluminum grid as part of the innovative storage system, was sold to Competec as part of its comprehensive project to extend its customer fulfillment capabilities.
“We’re delighted to see the popularity of the AutoStore system continue to grow,” says Swisslog’s Product Manager Michael Heidu. “Thanks to our automation experience, we’ve realized more than 35 AutoStore projects across the globe as this technology has quickly been welcomed by the industry.”
Swisslog’s Click&Pick® solution when utilizing the AutoStore storage and retrieval system has been developed to provide optimal space usage, in both existing and new installations, while seamlessly integrating to all our clients existing business processes. The unique workstations allow customers to increase pick rates and virtually eliminate the chance for picking errors whilst also providing a more reliable system than otherwise thought possible. These added improvements have made the solution especially appropriate for the fast growing e-commerce sector.
Said Michael: “Swisslog’s Click&Pick solution integrates AutoStore technology with additional e-Commerce-focused software and workstations. This combination of high speed workstations, fast pick rates and incredible flexibility has helped retailers maximize their operations and has helped make this technology the choice for forward thinking E-Commerce players. The robots are an important part of our overall service so this is a great milestone and signals the success of our wider business ethos, of developing customized solutions and of being a full service provider.”
The growth of e-Commerce has been a major driving factor in the market,” adds Michael. “We’re delighted to have reached this initial milestone as we continue to see even faster growth going forward for this technology.”
About Swisslog Swisslog designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centers. We offer integrated systems and services from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service. Behind the company’s success are 2300 employees worldwide, supporting customers in more than 50 countries.
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