AI company Berkshire Grey has partnered with warehouse autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) provider Locus Robotics to offer a cross-platform robotic automation solution.
The companies’ combined solution integrates the Berkshire Grey Robotic Shuttle Put Wall with Locus Origin and Locus Vector bots to provide end-to-end, robotic automation for retail and e-commerce customers looking to maximize their supply chain productivity and throughput while addressing growing labor shortages.
According to the partners, the solution helps retailers and e-commerce businesses maximize their throughput by delivering a fast, packaged solution for order fulfillment and store replenishment; processing a wide range of stock-keeping units (SKUs); enabling a fully automated, end-to-end supply chain ecosystem; and augmenting supply chain operations with optimized labor and costs.
Berkshire Grey and Locus Robotics are also exploring future integrations of the former’s Robotic Product Sortation (BG RPS), Robotic Shuttle Product Sortation (BG RSPS) and Robotic Pick and Pack (BG RPPi) for e-commerce auto bagging. With this end-to-end package of robotic solutions, the partners expect businesses to be able to fully automate their order fulfillment, auto bagging and store replenishment processes while seeing immediate improvements in return on investment (ROI) and throughput.
Locus Robotics president Mike Johnson said, “Partnering with Berkshire Grey allows our customers to reap the benefits of enterprise-level robotic automation across some of their most business-critical supply chain processes. Berkshire Grey and Locus Robotics have been operating in the supply chain industry for many years now, and it’s great to see us join forces to deliver seamlessly integrated, proven and impactful automation solutions that help our customers grow and succeed, now and into the future.”
Steve Johnson, president and chief operating officer at Berkshire Grey, concurred: “We have seen a growing number of customers asking for solutions that they can deploy holistically versus piecemeal innovation. Locus Robotics has a distinct value proposition in enabling greater flexibility in the supply chain industry with its robotic automation solutions. Now with Locus Robotics, we believe we can take our combined solutions to a wider market.”