January 23, 2018 - AutoStore, with its unique cube-based automated warehouse, is faced with explosive growth in the US market and has decided to expand their organization to American ground.
AutoStore is distributed, installed and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators, and the US AutoStore team will continue to support Bastian Solutions, Dematic and Swisslog, but now on the same continent.
“Due to the fantastic increase in activity in the North American market, we felt the only decision was to open an office close to this market. We are excited to be able to support the sales of our modular grid-based robotic picking solution directly out of our new US Headquarters in Derry, New Hampshire,” states Paul Roy, General Manager – North America.
The new US headquarters located at 3 Corporate Park Drive in Derry, New Hampshire is a 20,000 sq. ft. facility that will be used to support the North American market in many ways. This new facility will provide quick deliveries of spare parts, customer service support, various training programs, sales support and a full AutoStore demonstration grid to allow potential customers to experience the benefits of the technology first hand.
Going forward there will be live demonstrations and open house events. Check out autostoresystem.com and sign up for more information.
AutoStore is a modular piece picking system. It consists of five standard modules: robot, port or workstation, grid, bin, and controller. The robots drive on the top of the grid to access inventory stored in the bins below. The bins are put-away, retrieved and delivered to the ports or workstations as required.
When compared to conventional storage density, AutoStore can store up to 2-3X more inventory in the same space. The solution can be installed in oddly shaped buildings, around pillars or on several levels and fills out the warehouse space potential to its maximum. The AutoStore infrastructure is independent of the building structure; disassembly and re-location is feasible and cost-effective.
AutoStore is an eco-friendly solution. Overall power consumption is low energy. Recovery occurs during bin lowering and robot braking. Ceiling lighting is not needed. It requires less space due to the compact structure.
The AutoStore solution is built around the “goods-to-person” principle. The key benefits of goods-to-person include: eliminate worker travel time to pick locations, picking productivity, omit dedicated pick faces (no slotting, re-slotting, manual replenishment), product security/inventory accuracy, order processing speed, and order accuracy. Furthermore, the worker environment is ideal. AutoStore technology supports a quiet, clean environment with reduced fatigue factors. Workstations are designed for ergonomic operation.
General Manager – North America