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Locus Robotics surpassed half-a-billion units picked, and the pace of this milestone is worth celebrating. This new achievement was attained just 94 days after Locus reached 400 million picks.
“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 labor availability,” said Rick Faulk, CEO, Locus Robotics. “As e-commerce volumes increase, the pace of picking with LocusBots is also increasing exponentially. Locus’ 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 was made at a VF Corporation Fulfillment Center in Prague, Czech Republic and the item picked was a pair of Vans Old Skool Shoes.
As more shoppers continue to buy online and as businesses prepare for what is expected to be a record-breaking holiday season, retailers and fulfillment warehouse operators are turning to AMRs to meet growing demand and mitigate labor shortages to avoid the risk of losing valuable customers.
“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.”
LocusBots have now traveled more than 3 million miles in customers’ warehouses, the equivalent of more than 120 times around the Earth. The Mobile Robot Guide covered the Locus 200M milestone and the Locus 100M pick milestone. The pace at which Locus Robotics is deploying new systems, and optimizing existing customers proves the value of the system.
“Innovation and an unrelenting drive towards customer success have no doubt been drivers in this achievement.” Says John Santagate, Vice President of Robotics at Körber Supply Chain. “500M picks handled on LocusBots is quite the milestone. Congratulations to the Locus team and here’s to the next 500M”
Locus Robotics’ industry-leading robotics fulfillment solution enables brands, retailers, and third-party logistics (3PL) operators to easily meet higher order volumes and increasing consumer demand for e-commerce, retail, omnichannel, and manufacturing order fulfillment. Global customers, including CEVA, DHL, Boots UK, GEODIS, Whiplash, Saddle Creek, Quiet 3PF, Radial, and others, are doubling or tripling their fulfillment productivity while lowering labor recruitment, training, and retention costs.
Check out The Robot Report Podcast episode in which Steve Crowe interviews Locus Robotics CEO, Rick Faulk: