Berkshire Grey, a developer of robotic solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI), and Locus Robotics, which provides autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) for logistics and distribution warehouses, have announced a formal partnership and the unveiling of a combined solution that integrates the Berkshire Grey Robotic Shuttle Put Wall (BG RSPWi) with Locus Origin and Locus Vector bots.
The integrated platform was developed to deploy end-to-end robotic automation solutions for retail and e-commerce customers and is designed to optimise supply chain productivity and throughput, while also addressing labour challenges.
Ongoing labour shortages and rising inflation puts pressure on supply chain and distribution frameworks.
As a response to this, the two companies have collaborated on a platform to support improved integration of robotic automation solutions into warehouse and distribution centres.
“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,” said Mike Johnson, president at Locus Robotics.
“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 COO at Berkshire Grey, said: “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 their robotic automation solutions.
“Now with Locus Robotics, we believe we can take our combined solutions to a wider market.”
The solution was designed to help retailers and e-commerce businesses maximise throughput by improving packaging times, processing a wide range of SKUs, enabling fully-automated supply chain ecosystems and optimising use of labour and its associated costs.
What’s more, the two companies are also exploring future integrations of other Berkshire Grey product offerings.
Locus Robotics (Stand i710) will be exhibiting at IntraLogisteX 2023, which will be co-located with Robotics and Automation 2023. To attend to visit for free, or to find out more, visit www.intralogistex.co.uk or www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk.