Prime Vision wins Logistica Award for Autonomous Sorting solution

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Prime Vision has won the prestigious Logistica Award for its Autonomous Sorting solution at this year’s Logistica trade show, which took place in Utrecht, Netherlands, from November 28-30, 2017. The prize is awarded bi-annually for the most innovative solution in the logistics sector.

Autonomous Sorting from Prime Vision uses mobile robots to sort parcels or roll containers autonomously. By utilizing the latest robotic technology, combined with Prime Vision’s technical know-how, parcel and logistics companies can momentarily turn empty warehouses into fully operational sorting centers. In future, the robots will swarm together to carry larger parcels.

Commenting on the award, Bernd van Dijk, Prime Vision’s innovation director, said, “We’re incredibly proud to win this award. The team have worked tirelessly over the last year to develop the solution. And I think this award, and the recognition from such a respected and professional jury, proves this.

“To be honest, we didn’t expect to win the award as this product is for many companies, something for the future. But the rise of the smart robots is growing very fast. Winning will give us a lot of exposure and hopefully help us in the further development of the autonomous concept.

“There are a few comparable concepts available in the market, but they all have fixed paths for the robots while Prime Vision’s robots work dynamically. Autonomous Sorting is incredibly convincing, and outlines the future for intelligent robotics in our industry.”

Autonomous Sorting had been developed to meet the challenges resulting from the fast-growing parcel volumes created by e-commerce. The first full-scale solution is scheduled to go live in mid-2018.

December 4, 2017

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