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GEODIS expands agreement with Locus Robotics to deploy 1,000 LocusBots to global warehouse locations

By ET Bureau - August 29, 2022 3 Mins Read

GEODIS, a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, and Locus Robotics, the leader in autonomous mobile robots (ARMs) for fulfillment warehouses, today announced a new expansion agreement to deploy a total of 1,000 LocusBots across GEODIS’ international warehouses over the next 24 months. This is one of the largest AMR deals in the industry to date.

“As we continue to address industry challenges, such as skyrocketing online demand and labor constraints, it is essential that we remain committed to implementing robotic automation solutions. innovative and efficient solutions available in our warehouses to better serve our customers,” said Eric Douglas, Executive Vice President of Technology and Engineering at GEODIS in America. “Locus’ multi-bot collaborative approach has proven to be effective and reliable at each of our locations, allowing us to easily improve performance while providing a safe and smart working environment for our teammates.” This new expansion agreement reinforces our clear and ongoing commitment to cutting-edge technology to meet our customers’ exploding volumes globally. »

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GEODIS has currently deployed Locus AMRs at 14 locations worldwide, serving a wide range of retail and consumer brands, including warehouses in the United States and Europe . The agreement will significantly expand this footprint as new sites are rolled out.

“Locus’ built-in flexibility, scalability and rapid return on investment help GEODIS consistently meet and exceed the expectations of its global customers,” said Rick Faulk , CEO of Locus Robotics. “This strategic expansion enables GEODIS to meet the needs of today’s high-growth warehouses, and we look forward to continuing to work together to increase operational efficiency and growth. »

GEODIS and Locus Robotics first partnered in 2018 at a site in Indiana , enabling the global third-party logistics company to implement innovative Locus technology into its operations to support its workforce in the complex preparation process. Since then, the Locus solution has improved productivity, flexibility and agility while improving the work environment for teammates by reducing tedious and repetitive tasks to increase retention across sites, ultimately enabling GEODIS improve its operations and better meet the changing needs of its customers.

With the explosion of e-commerce and the current labor shortage, adding robotic automation has become a critical and strategic need to meet customer demands. LocusBots help GEODIS e-commerce warehouses efficiently manage order picking and inventory replenishment, dramatically increasing throughput to speed up delivery processes. LocusBots dramatically reduce unproductive walk times, eliminate the maneuvering of heavy carts in warehouses, decrease physical demands on employees, and improve workplace ergonomics and quality.

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