GXO Logistics, Inc. (GXO), a contract logistics provider, announced today [8 February] that it will be expanding its technology partnership with Robotic Assistance Devices, Inc. (RAD) in order to develop solutions to improve the safety of its customers’ logistics operations.
RAD is a subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc. (AITX).
“GXO’s customers depend on our technological expertise and operational excellence and having a robust security programme is a key part of the solution suite we offer,” said Thomas Nelson, senior director of security at GXO.
“By combining our logistics expertise with RAD’s innovative robotics, we’ve deployed even more cost-effective solutions that didn’t exist just a few years ago.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with RAD as we increase safety and drive efficiencies for our customers.”
According to GXO, some of the key benefits of its investments in technology include better performance, reduced costs and improved consumer satisfaction.
The partnership between the two companies dates back to 2018, with GXO currently in the process of implementing robotic security devices across 15 of its sites.
What’s more, GXO plans to increase its deployment of security solutions by nearly 20% in 2023, with some of the devices’ applications including video surveillance and analytics, virtual barriers and added inventory security for high-value products.
The range of solutions includes a combination of robotics with video surveillance, analytics functions, artificial intelligence (AI) and software.
Steve Reinharz, CEO of AITX and RAD, said, “It’s a pleasure to work with GXO on successfully deploying advanced security solutions.
“In 2022, we saw more deployments for GXO than in any other year of our partnership and we foresee many more fruitful years of working with GXO.”
By performing repetitive tasks in remote locations, the logistics firm claims the devices can multiply its security forces and open up new opportunities for human staff working in this area.
GXO will be speaking at the co-located IntraLogisteX and Robotics and Automation 2023. To find out more, or to register to attend for free, visit www.intralogistex.co.uk or www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk.