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AutoStore™, founded in 1996, is a technology company that develops order-fulfillment solutions to help businesses achieve efficiency gains within the storage and retrieval of goods. The company offers both hardware and software capabilities and the AutoStore technology is interoperable with other third-party solutions.
AutoStore is global, with 1,250+ Systems in 50 countries. All sales are distributed, designed, installed, and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators referred to as "partners".
AutoStore was founded in Nedre Vats, on the west coast of Norway. The company has offices in Norway, the U.S., UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Singapore, as well as production facilities in Koszalin, Poland.
In the 1990s, the Hatteland Group built a new large warehouse to store the electronic components it sold in Northern Europe.
When shelves filled to capacity in the first month, Hatteland’s Technical Director Ingvar Hognaland had an epiphany: Why store things like dominos, when we could store them like a Rubik’s cube? Let’s stop "airhousing" and start warehousing.
That became the birth of cube storage automation and AutoStore.
Figuring other industries could benefit from this new cube storage automation concept, Arrow Electronics acquired Hatteland Electronic in 2000. The funding enabled Hatteland Group to invest in AutoStore, and from that moment the commercialization period started. The mature and robust product called AutoStore was to become the backbone of the Hatteland Group and it was ready to conquer the world.
In 2021, investment powerhouse SoftBank became an AutoStore shareholder following prior acquisitions by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and EQT Private Equity. Today, with more than 1,250+ systems and 58,500+ Robots across 50+ countries, AutoStore is poised to continue its aggressive global expansion.
AutoStore is used by a “who’s who” of global blue-chip companies. In industries as diverse as e-commerce, grocery, industrial, and healthcare, our cubic technology can be found in any warehouse, retail location, or other facility where end users need to “redefine space.”
Pio utilizes AutoStore products to offer a simplified warehouse automation solution for small and medium sized businesses.
Pio is designed to fit smaller spaces and throughput than a traditional AutoStore implementation and is delivered as an affordable and flexible robots-as-a-service model.
Visit the Pio website here.
AutoStore can fit any warehouse or fulfillment facility.
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