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Cleveron robots go to work at Decathlon

Retail click-and-collect company Cleveron’s lockers and parcel robots have been deployed by Decathlon in Hungary.

According to Decathlon Hungary’s Online Marketing Director Gergely Román, the total number of parcels ordered via their online store has grown by 40 per cent in one year.

Decathlon uses Cleveron 402 and two Cleveron 301’s to hand out online orders. Customers who have placed an online order come to the store, insert their order code at the parcel robot and retrieve their parcel.

The company confirmed that they are planning to install Cleveron’s products in several stores across Hungary this year.

“We are investing approximately €250,000 this year to offer the best service for our customers,“ said Mr Román.

Cleveron’s CEO Arno Kütt said: “The growth of e-commerce is not a surprise to anyone. Successful retailers are looking for solutions on how to deal with growing parcel volumes because it increases the workload for employees and brings additional costs.”

In addition to Decathlon, Cleveron widened its operations across Europe. In May, Cleveron began cooperation with the Czech logistics company Zàsilkovna and the Norwegian sporting goods retailer XXL.

New Zealand’s The Warehouse was added as a client along with Latin American retail giant Falabella Retail, which is based in Chile. To date, Cleveron has a total of 22 clients all over the world, including the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.