Swisslog Americas forms automotive group

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Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions Americas has formed an automotive group and appointed Terry Krantz as vice president of sales and consulting.

Swisslog Warehouse and Distributions Solutions Americas, a Member of the Kuka Group and leading provider of best-in-class intralogistics solutions, announces the formation of a new automotive business unit focused on developing and delivering intralogistics automation to tier one suppliers and original equipment manufacturers.

Markus Schmidt, president of Swisslog WDS Americas, says: “Tier one suppliers and OEMs have already been turning to Swisslog and benefiting from our turnkey solutions designed to streamline their work-in-process manufacturing, kitting, and parts storage.  Continue reading Swisslog Americas forms automotive group

Yusen Logistics awards Swisslog automated warehouse contract in Singapore

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Swisslog’s automated warehouse technology

Yusen Logistics, a provider of contract logistics and air and ocean freight forwarding, has selected Swisslog warehouse and distribution Solutions to deliver the “innovative AutoStore Automated System” in Singapore.

The autonomous robots, which sit on the top of an aluminium grid as part of the innovative storage system, is expected to go into operation in 2017.

This light goods automatic storage and retrieval system (AutoStore) investment is a result of Yusen Logistics’ insight into the philosophy of the shared economy and the need to manage rising business costs in the current global, lower-growth economy. Continue reading Yusen Logistics awards Swisslog automated warehouse contract in Singapore

Swisslog signs ‘major contract’ with tire manufacturer Michelin

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Michelin, the tire manufacturer, has selected Swisslog warehouse and distribution solutions to automate a new distribution center in the US.

The order value of the automation project amounts to a high multimillion-dollar range and was booked in the second quarter of 2016.

The new distribution center will supply passenger and truck tires throughout North America, allowing the company to meet its ambitions for responsible logistics.  Continue reading Swisslog signs ‘major contract’ with tire manufacturer Michelin

Swisslog buys Tecnilab

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Swisslog, a supplier of solutions for medication and supply chain management in healthcare, has bought Tecnilab Group, a specialist in pharmacy automation and logistics technology for healthcare systems. 

Swisslog and Tecnilab have partnered over the past three years to introduce the UniPick 2 Drug Dispensing System for outpatient pharmacies and the TheraPick Automated Packaging and Dispensing System for inpatient pharmacies. The acquisition strengthens the existing global Swisslog technology portfolio in inpatient and outpatient pharmacy automation.

The acquisition strengthens the existing global Swisslog technology portfolio in inpatient and outpatient pharmacy automation.  Continue reading Swisslog buys Tecnilab

Kuka reports record sales for first quarter of 2016

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Industrial robot manufacturer Kuka says it has received a record number of orders during the first quarter of 2016. 

The company has reported its results at a time when its share price was fluctuating somewhat, and the positive financial statement could steady or increase the company’s market value.  Continue reading Kuka reports record sales for first quarter of 2016

Industrial robot and automation firm Swisslog buys logistics specialist

PAS autonomous robots in a logistics wareouse
PAS autonomous robots in a logistics wareouse

Company targets logistics because it’s a fast-growing market for robotics and automation 

Swisslog has acquired Power Automation Systems (PAS), a company which specialises in pallet shuttle automated storage and retrieval systems – mostly used in logistics.

Now with offerings ranging from advanced robotics to fast case shuttles and pallet shuttles, together with Kuka, Swisslog says it continues building the “automation powerhouse chain offering clients compelling solutions”.  Continue reading Industrial robot and automation firm Swisslog buys logistics specialist

Radwell picks Swisslog to automate processes

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Radwell International, a supplier and repair center for industrial electrical and electronic control devices, selected Swisslog to automate its finished goods and picking processes at its new distribution center in Willingboro, NJ with the purchase of a Click&Pick solution powered by AutoStore.

Radwell stocks and sells new and surplus industrial automation for plant floor and facilities maintenance machinery. In addition, the company has extensive repair capabilities for electronic and electrico mechanical equipment products used in industrial manufacturing.

In 2003, the international company launched their website, which they say resulted in rapid growth. The new 312,000 square foot distribution center will be located in Willingboro, NJ and will allow Radwell to merge multiple facilities into one while also accommodating its growing needs.  Continue reading Radwell picks Swisslog to automate processes