AutoStore™ Black Line awarded PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2020 from materialfloss

AutoStore wins in the category “Storage and Picking Technology”.

AutoStore™ Black Line awarded PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2020 from materialfloss

In recent months, readers of the trade magazine materialfluss have been invited to choose the materialfluss PRODUCTS and PROJECTS OF THE YEAR 2020 in seven categories. Today, editor-in-chief, Martin Schrüfer, announced the winners in a live webinar during the digital trade fair materialfluss world + conference. AutoStore won the winning trophy in the “Storage and Picking Technology” category with its high-performance solution “AutoStore Black Line”, an automated storage and picking system.

(Mönchengladbach, Germany; June 17, 2020)

Several thousand readers and users of the website cast their votes to select, out of 60 nominated solutions, the PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2020. Today, materialfluss editor-in-chief, Martin Schrüfer, announced the three winners in the category of storage and picking technology. First place in this category was awarded to AutoStore for its Black Line solution, a highly dynamic automatic storage and picking system. The start-up Symbic came in 2nd place with its picking solution Logistic Lights and ICO was pleased with 3rd place for its Storojet storage system.

Peter Bimmermann, Business Development Manager D/A/CH & CEE and Managing Director of AutoStore System GmbH, Mönchengladbach, received the trophy with great pleasure during a live webinar at the digital trade fair materialfluss world + conference, which launched today.

“We are very proud of this Audience Award and would like to thank the editorial team that has created this important prize and to the readers of materialfluss who voted for us! With our excellent Black Line product line, AutoStore offers a solution for high and very dynamic requirements, which are currently increasingly in demand, especially in the field of e-commerce and micro-fulfillment,” explained Bimmermann.

The AutoStore Black Line with the modules B1 robot, aluminum double grid, containers (bins), the AutoStore controller, and the new RelayPort workstation enables up to 650 bin presentations per hour. Each B1 can deliver 30 bins per hour and will automatically change its lithium-ion battpack when needed rather than charging.

“The objective in the development of this new product line was to create a system providing the highest volume utilization with a high storage and retrieval performance. We have also introduced a 425 mm high bin with the Black Line, which provides the ability to handle larger objects in the AutoStore grid. This means AutoStore is available to new markets and applications. In addition, the system is highly efficient in terms of energy consumption and costs. The flexibility of the system means it can be expanded at any time – without impacting ongoing operations,” emphasizes Peter Bimmermann.

“AutoStore is currently on everyone’s mind and with its Black Line solution, the company has a response to the highly dynamic requirements of the market. Deservedly it has therefore been chosen by the readers of materialfluss for 1st place,” Schrüfer summed up at the digital prize handover.

The materialfluss world + conference will take place under as part of the WEKA Virtual Show until July 3, 2020.

About the award “materialfluss PRODUCT OF THE YEAR”

By March of this year, several thousand readers of materialfluss, the specialist medium of intralogistics, and the users of the website have voted and selected the materialfluss PRODUCTS and PROJECTS OF THE YEAR 2020 in seven categories. The following companies were nominated in category 1 “Storage and picking technology”: ALS Automatic Logistic Solutions (package opener JUPI), AutoStore System (Black Line), Crown (Quick Pick Glove), ICO Innovative Computer (Storojet), Klinkhammer Intralogistics (KlinkVOICE), Picavi (Pick by Vision), Remmert (Sort-Flex), SICK (DWS Vision 600), Symbic (Logistic Lights) and Werma (Andon).

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About AutoStore

AutoStore, founded in 1996, is a robotics technology company that invented and continues to pioneer, Cube Storage Automation, the densest storage technology. Our focus is to combine software and hardware with human capabilities to further develop the future of efficient warehouses. With more than 470 installations in 30 countries, the company is represented in a variety of industries. All sales, designs, and installations are carried out by a network of qualified integrators who are our partners. Our headquarters are in Nedre Vats, Norway, and we have offices in the USA, UK, Germany, France, and Japan.

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Press inquiries please contact:

Peter Bimmermann
Business Development Manager for D A CH and
Eastern Central Europe
Managing Director AutoStore System GmbH,

+49 171 810 9667

Anja Seemann
Specialist Journalism & Moderation
+49 (0)163-7336266

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