Pure-play logistics provider GXO Logistics has installed autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from distribution automation company Lowpad at a food and beverage warehouse facility in the Netherlands.
Approximately two years ago, GXO began working with a food and beverage retailer to improve the outbound process at its facility in Nieuwegein. The temperature-controlled site, which operates 24/7, needed a system that would place orders in the right sequence to be loaded onto specific trucks and place them on those trucks in the optimal arrangement for unloading at their destinations. According to GXO, the introduction of Lowpad’s AMRs at 16 pick-up points in the outbound process brought an increase in safety, productivity, quality and cost-effectiveness for the customer.
Jan Bakker, CEO of Lowpad, said, “We are delighted to partner with GXO to help its customer optimize their warehouse performance. Lowpad specializes in designing automated solutions for intralogistics processes. Our solutions comprise a fleet of Lowpads, intuitive software and high-tech process equipment such as the I-transfer. Combining GXO’s vast experience and industry-leading expertise with our advanced technology and know-how is making warehouses safer, more productive and more efficient.”
Luc Laurijssens, managing director for GXO Belgium and the Netherlands, said, “GXO’s industry-first collaboration with Lowpad on a custom-designed and engineered automated solution for our customer’s outbound process has significantly improved efficiency. By deploying Lowpad AMRs that are fully linked to our warehouse management and electronic data interchange systems, we’re enhancing accuracy, efficiency and quality for our customer while easing the strain of a tight labor market and reducing costs. We’re looking forward to applying the success of this installation in the Netherlands to our other warehouses in all sectors.”
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