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Vecna Robotics and Alta Material Handling to bring ‘high-capacity autonomous mobile robots to expanded markets’

Vecna Robotics, the autonomous mobile robot and workflow orchestration company, is partnering with Alta Material Handling.

The partnership enables Alta MH to bring the capabilities of Vecna Robotics’ high-capacity AMRs to its customers looking for highly versatile, safe and integrated pallet-handling solutions.

Over 1.8 billion pallets are in circulation in the US each day – with billions more across the globe – but less than 1 percent of the millions of material handling vehicles moving them are automated today.

Together, Alta MH and Vecna Robotics will support customer demand for automating this high frequency of pallet handling within distribution, warehousing and manufacturing centers across the United States.

The new strategic alliance enables Alta MH to offer the only pallet-handling AMRs equipped with obstacle avoidance, path planning and independent pallet pick-up.

Alta MH is a recognized leader in providing advanced material handling technology, utilizing a unique and brand agnostic approach to delivering appropriate solutions to the market. The Vecna Robotics partnership is a powerful addition to the Alta MH portfolio.

Joe Bollman, manager of Alta Robotics, says: “We’re excited for the potential of this partnership, particularly as we see demand for AMRs grow among our customer base as they learn more about the difference between AGVs and AMRs.

“Customers are asking for features like the ability to reroute in real-time and navigate freely around obstacles – a more viable, safe and flexible option for many.

“In today’s world, autonomous material handling solutions are a crucial component to helping organizations keep pace with the demands of the industry and offset labor shortages.

“Expanding our offerings with Vecna Robotics’ solutions aligns with Alta’s focus on serving our customers with the most innovative and best-in-class materials handling equipment on the market.”

Alta MH will spec, sell and service Vecna Robotics’ full range of pallet handling solutions, including self-driving forklifts, pallet trucks and tuggers.

The AMRs work seamlessly alongside other materials handling vehicles and human workers to improve efficiency and throughput.

Matthew Cherewka, director of business development and strategy at Vecna Robotics, says: “We’re eager to kick off this partnership with Alta Material Handling, as the company has a deep knowledge of customer needs and an innovative outlook.

“With Alta’s extensive reach and long-held reputation for quality products and service, we are pleased to work alongside them to expand their offerings and deploy our solutions nationwide.”

Vecna Robotics’ AMRs are powered by the company’s orchestration engine Pivotal. The solution simplifies warehouse management by analyzing an organization’s operations in real-time and adjusting processes accordingly, ensuring the right resource is in the right place at the right time.

Alta Material Handling will be conducting live demonstrations of Vecna Robotics’ AMRs at the Innovate 21 Expo on October 14, 2021 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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