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Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics Partner on Warehouse Automation Solution

Berkshire Grey Robotic Put Wall partnership with Locus Robotics

Berkshire Grey, which develops AI-enabled robotic solutions to automate supply chain processes, has announced a formal partnership with Locus Robotics, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for logistics and distribution warehouses. The two companies have unveiled a combined solution that integrates Berkshire Grey’s Robotic Shuttle Put Wall with the Locus Origin and Locus Vector AMRs.

The new integrated solution is designed to deploy end-to-end robotic automation solutions for retail and e-commerce customers looking to maximize supply chain productivity and throughput while also addressing growing labor shortages, the companies said.

“Partnering with Berkshire Grey allows our customers to reap the benefits of enterprise-level robotic automation across some of their most business-critical supply chain processes,” said Mike Johnson, president at Locus Robotics. “Berkshire Grey and Locus Robotics have been operating in the supply chain industry for many years now, and it’s great to see us join forces to deliver seamlessly integrated, proven, and impactful automation solutions that help our customers grow and succeed, now and into the future.”

The companies said the new solution will help retailers and e-commerce businesses maximize throughput by delivering a fast and packaged solution for order fulfillment and store replenishment; process a wide range of SKUs, surpassing coverage of other alternatives; enable a fully automated ecosystem; and augment supply chain operations with optimized labor and costs.

“We have seen a growing number of customers asking for solutions that they can deploy holistically versus piecemeal innovation,” said Steve Johnson, president and COO at Berkshire Grey. “Locus Robotics has a distinct value proposition in enabling greater flexibility in the supply chain industry with their robotic automation solutions. Now with Locus Robotics, we believe we can take our combined solutions to a wider market.”

The two companies said they are also exploring future integrations, with offerings such as Berkshire Grey’s Robotic Product Sortation, Robotic Shuttle Product Sortation, and Robotic Pick and Pack for eCommerce Autobagging.

For more details on Locus Robotics, visit its website here. To learn more about Berkshire Grey’s technologies, visit its website here.

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