The cube storage provider’s public-facing PickUpPort™ wins ASRS Innovation of the Year
NEDRE VATS, Norway, June 15, 2023 — Leading global technology company AutoStore announces it has won this year’s SupplyTech Breakthrough Award - receiving the Automated Storage and Retrieval System Innovation of the Year honor for its PickUpPort, the company’s first public-facing technology for customer self-service order collection.
The PickUpPort was designed with consumers in mind. It features top-of-the-line safety and security features, ensuring a seamless, intuitive experience. When a customer places an order for in-store pick up, AutoStore robots pick the correct product bins to be consolidated and then the order is stored within the system until pick up. The port remains locked until the designated purchaser's arrival, ensuring secure and accurate delivery. When the customer arrives, a robot brings the completed order to the PickUpPort, which will alert the patron with an LED light when it is ready to be opened.
Receiving this award for our first customer-facing port is an honor. The PickUpPort provides an alternative last-mile delivery option, allowing customers to receive their orders at a time most convenient to them.
“Receiving this award for our first customer-facing port is an honor,” said Carlos Fernandez, chief product officer of AutoStore. “The PickUpPort provides an alternative last-mile delivery option, allowing customers to receive their orders at a time most convenient to them. We are pleased to offer this delivery option to retailers who understand that there are better ways to bring products to customers and we look forward to continuing to deliver more innovative automation solutions.”
The SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards program is organized by SupplyTech Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that evaluates and recognizes standout technology companies, products, and services in the global supply chain technology and logistics industry.
The mission of the annual SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the top technology companies, solutions, and products in the supply chain and logistics industry. This year’s program attracted more than 1,400 nominations from countries throughout the world.
About AutoStore | www.autostoresystem.com
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 ~1,200 Systems in 49 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.
About SupplyTech Breakthrough
Part of the Tech Breakthrough organization, a leading global provider of market intelligence and recognition platforms for technology innovation and leadership, the SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring innovation and market disruption in supply chain and logistics technologies, services, companies, and products around the world. The annual SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of SupplyTech companies and products in categories including Inventory Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Transportation Management, Material Handling, IoT and Robotics, and more. For more information visit SupplyTechBreakthrough.com.
Hansine Korslien Lyngøy, VP Communications