DHL Supply Chain and AutoStore announce partnership expansion
07 November 2023
THE CONTRACT logistics player and the robotic tech company are involved in nine operational AutoStore warehouse projects with four more in the planning stage.
The nine existing systems effectively operate 800,000 bins, with the forthcoming four Systems elevating the total number of bins to a planned 1.2 million. In the future, DHL also intends to construct five further facilities in addition to those already in operation or planning. DHL deploys a fleet of more than 1,000 robots worldwide.
This automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) technology has been developed to efficiently manage and optimise inventory using vastly reduced space within warehouses. It is a highly modular and scalable solution suitable for handling smaller products such as fashion and tech items. The strategic aim of DHL and AutoStore through this partnership is to accelerate the implementation of this technology.
DHL Supply Chain COO and CIO Markus Voss, says: “AutoStore’s standardised and modular technology perfectly aligns with our aim to make our operations more efficient, enabling swift scalability and adaptability across various use cases and end-markets – a crucial factor for us as a third-party logistics provider. Through a standardised approach and dedicated stock availability we will be able to significantly drive down implementation times. Additionally, AutoStore's network of partners is invaluable in supporting our growth strategy across multiple geographies."
AutoStore CEO Mats Hovland Vikse, adds: “Our longstanding collaboration with DHL Supply Chain has showcased the strength, reliability, and efficiency of AutoStore's technology.”
You can find a video on the partnership here: https://f.io/NcUiOAct