Solo Brands, Inc., a global lifestyle brand, has introduced autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) at its order fulfilment warehouse in Mexicali, Mexico, to streamline site operations.
The robots are powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and were designed to collaborate with human workers to reduce worker walking time and eliminate the physical strain of lifting totes and pushing heavy carts.
For the deployment, Solo Brands partnered with AMR specialist Locus Robotics, which has claimed that the bots can dramatically improve overall workplace quality and worker safety.
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According to a company statement, Solo Brands’ decision to partner with Locus Robotics and increase site automation underscores its commitment to optimising operational efficiency, reducing order processing times and ensuring timely delivery to its global customers.
“We are excited to partner with Locus Robotics to revolutionise our order fulfilment operations,” said Brett Kulesza, operations vice president, Solo Brands.
“The integration of these advanced AMRs will not only increase the speed and accuracy of our order processing but also empower our dedicated workforce to focus on higher-value tasks, further elevating our overall efficiency.”
Some 16 Locus Robotics AMRs have been introduced at the Mexican warehouse, which the company can scale as demand grows in the future.
Locus Robotics is a finalist for the first-ever Robotics & Automation Awards in the Best Use of Cobotics,Best Use of Robotics or Automation in Retail and Innovation in the Warehouse categories. Interested in attending this unmissable event for the robotics and automation sectors? Book your table now!