Locus Robotics, the market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfilment warehouses have surpassed the half-a-billion-units-picked milestone just 94 days after reaching 400 million.
Locus Robotics is a provider of AMRs that operate collaboratively with human workers to improve piece-handling productivity with less labour than traditional picking systems. LocusBots, the company’s main AMR solution, is deployed in retail, 3PL, and warehouse environments for the requirements of fulfilment. Global customers, including CEVA, DHL, Boots UK, GEODIS, Whiplash, Saddle Creek, Quiet 3PF, Radial, and others use Locus Robotics.
“Reaching our half-billion pick milestone this quickly underscores the critical business value that Locus’s proven technology brings to our customers around the world as they face exploding order volumes and limited labour availability”, said Rick Faulk, CEO, Locus Robotics. “As eCommerce volumes increase, the pace of picking with LocusBots is also increasing exponentially.
“Locus’s first 100-million milestone took 1,542 days while the most recent 100 million picks took just 94 days. Locus is proud to have helped our customers efficiently meet this challenge while positioning them for success today, and easily scalable growth in the future”.
The 500 millionth pick, a pair of Vans Old Skool Shoes, was made at a VF Corporation Fulfillment Center in Prague, the Czech Republic. As more shoppers continue to buy online and as businesses prepare for what is expected to be a record-breaking holiday season, Locus claims “retailers and fulfilment warehouse operators are turning to AMRs to meet growing demand and mitigate labour shortages to avoid the risk of losing valuable customers”.
In June 2021, DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics leader within Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced a multi-million dollar framework agreement expanding its collaboration with Locus Robotics as part of DHL’s wider “Accelerated Digitalization Strategy”.
By 2022, the supply chain specialist plans to take on up to 2,000 robots to help reduce time spent manoeuvring pushcarts through warehouses, lower physical strain on employees, increase picking efficiency and combat the strain during peak operational periods. By the conclusion of the deal, DHL will become the largest customer of Locus Robotics worldwide.
“DHL Supply Chain is committed to bringing innovative and productivity-enhancing technology to our customers with partners like Locus so that they have the capacity and flexibility to capitalize on new opportunities in the marketplace”, said Adrian Kumar, Vice President, Global Operations Science, DHL Supply Chain. “We congratulate Locus on this momentous achievement and look forward to continuing to work with Locus to drive productivity, support capacity growth, and deliver continuous improvement within our customers’ supply chains”.
You can find more information about Locus Robotics and its half-a-billion milestone on its website.
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