Inther Group, international system integrator headquartered in Venray, the Netherlands, has signed an agreement with cosmetics giant Estée Lauder to implement the Gantry Robotic Intelligent Piece Picker (GRIPP).
This fully automated, compact, gantry robot picking technology developed by Inther has now made its first entry into the intralogistics market place.
Estée Lauder and Inther Group Estée Lauder was founded in 1946 and has worldwide sales in the skin care, make-up and fragrance markets. The company has built a reputation for elegance, luxury and superior quality.
Estée Lauder and Inther Group have been working together for many years to continuously improve intralogistics solutions. At Estée Lauder’s Oevel (Belgium) EMEA warehouse location, Inther will start the implementation of the GRIPP at the end of 2021.
After a very extensive and thorough testing period, the GRIPP will be added and continue Estée Lauder’s adoption of cutting-edge intralogistics technology.
Luc Vermetten, Estée Lauder’s EMEA VP distribution and order to cash as well as site campus leader, says: “We are very excited to implement the GRIPP at our Belgium EMEA Hub and continue our long-term partnership with Inther Group.
“This robot will be integrated into our picking activities area to further increase capacity and speed for e-commerce order fulfillment and at the same time reduce manual labor. This allows us to respond faster and more efficiently to our online orders.
“For us, the GRIPP is a breakthrough in our innovation journey and contributes to the perfect delivery experience for our consumer.”
Inther specializes in developing complete intralogistics solutions that address the increasingly complexity of this industry. Many available hardware solutions do no longer meet the complex intralogistics requirements.
That is why Inther started developing its own unique hardware components a few years ago and the GRIPP is one of the recent introduced robotic solutions. It is a fully automated, compact picking technology and can process up to 1,200 pieces per hour.
In addition to fully automated picking, the GRIPP has been developed to also increase both the speed and productivity. Together with its 24/7 availability, this results in a huge increase in order fulfillment capacity.
Inther is proud that this new technology is introduced in this fast-growing robotization within intralogistics automation. The GRIPP also addresses the challenge of a tight labor market (no manual labor needed) and increasing demands in logistics.
Martijn Herder, CEO Inther Group, says: “With the implementation of the GRIPP, we demonstrate that this technology is growing towards maturity. Not only the ‘grabbing’ of the products, but also their accurate placement of the products in the shipping cartons are important points of attention.
“Both aspects are fully integrated with the GRIPP, without compromising on the high capacity of up to 1,200 units per hour.”