March 22, 2022
Berkshire Grey has announced a partnership with Swisslog to provide robotic solutions for grocery, e-grocery, e-commerce and retail customers to meet the demands of connected consumers while managing widespread labor shortages. Initially, the partnership will focus on the American market, the companies said in a statement.
The two companies aim to provide AI-enabled robotics solutions to global enterprises looking to master the challenge of real-time order fulfillment through automation. As part of the partnership, Swisslog will become part of Berkshire Grey’s Partner Alliance program as a strategic systems integrator partner, providing customers with scalable robotic solutions developed to improve fulfillment throughput while driving down operational costs.
Swisslog develops flexible, scalable and modular automation technologies for major retailers, e-commerce, e-grocery and consumer goods customers, with more than 2,000 integrated installations around the world, including Walmart, Target, H-E-B and Ahold Delhaize. The company also offers several data-driven solutions to fit fulfillment strategies. Berkshire Gresy’s solutions combine AI and robotics to automate warehouse operations, including e-commerce fulfillment, retail replenishment, reverse logistics and package-handling logistics.
“Swisslog is excited to partner with Berkshire Grey, one of the most forward-thinking companies in AI-enabled robotic automation,” said Markus Schmidt, president of Swisslog Americas. “We view this as a first step in a fruitful relationship with Berkshire Grey. Together, we will continue to shape the future of data-driven, robotic solutions by providing the next generation of warehouse automation and creating reliable and unparalleled results for our distribution, e-grocery and e-commerce customers.”
“Both Berkshire Grey and Swisslog have broad portfolios of complementary solutions and the same goal: Providing automation that helps customers meet ongoing consumer demand for anything, anytime, anywhere order fulfillment,” said Steve Johnson, president and COO at Berkshire Grey. “We’re focused on leveraging Swisslog’s experience working closely with customers to identify and implement automation technologies that meet business objectives alongside our advanced robotics solutions for joint customers – ultimately helping companies use automation to streamline their operations and maximize productivity.”
Berkshire Grey’s automated solutions are available via traditional and robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) implementation models. Swisslog and Berkshire Grey will be discussing their systems at next week’s MODEX 2022 show in Atlanta.