Locus Robotics, a maker of autonomous mobile robots for fulfillment warehouses and distribution centers, is opening its European headquarters in Amsterdam.
The new facility will support Locus’s existing EU and UK customer base and develop new opportunities within the fast-growing European warehouse fulfillment and distribution segments.
Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics, says: “Our decision to expand our presence in the European market was a logical step in our business growth strategy.
“Choosing Amsterdam gives us a central location that is ideal for serving our customer base, as well as giving us access to a vibrant and diverse talent pool to recruit from.”
With warehouse fulfillment volumes increasing globally, access to labor has become a critical issue. Companies are turning to automation to meet the exploding demands while keeping labor recruiting, training, and retention costs down. In fact, Locus recently passed the half-billion picking milestone and LocusBots are now picking nearly 2 million items every day.
Denis Niezgoda, vice president, Europe, says: “Our Amsterdam office will allow us the flexibility to support our European clients in real time as the needs of order fulfillment continue to grow around the world.
“We are ideally positioned to scale as their business and operational needs grow.”
The new location will also assemble and service the company’s award-winning autonomous mobile robot solution for the European market, providing faster deployment, management, and support services.