AutoStore, global cube storage pioneers, marked its thrilling debut at the premier logistics trade show, CeMAT 2023 in Sydney which ran from July 25 to July 27.
Philipp Schitter, the Vice President Business Development, Asia-Pacific at AutoStore, highlighted the company’s novel innovations and its commitment to Australia’s logistics sector.
“This is our first time showcasing at CeMAT,” he says. “It provides us with an excellent opportunity to showcase our technology and inform the market about our enhanced resources.”
He envisions strengthening ties with the local market, offering technological and engineering consultancy support to the logistics clients here. The booth proudly displayed a demo unit – an embodiment of AutoStore’s commitment to pushing technological boundaries.
“Today, we’re showcasing two of our five robot types that efficiently deliver items to a workstation, mirroring our ConveyorPort and CarouselPort housed in the system grid,” adds Philipp.
This comprehensive system is designed to acquaint the ANZ market with different performance levels tailored to diverse needs.
One of the salient features of AutoStore’s offerings is its impeccable space optimisation. “We can reduce storage requirements by a factor of four compared to traditional solutions,” explains Philipp.
With research indicating that warehouse workers may cover up to 15 kilometres daily, AutoStore’s technological brilliance drastically reduces this number. The modular nature of the system further allows it to seamlessly adapt and evolve with the ever-changing requirements of businesses.
AutoStore seamlessly integrates sustainability features into its solutions. “Our technology is inherently green. By saving up to 75 percent of space, businesses can significantly cut down on heating, cooling, or lighting expenses,” Philipp reveals.
The reduced carbon footprint is further substantiated by some Australian clients, who reported a noticeable dip in their energy bills post the implementation of AutoStore’s solutions.
“Some of our systems have been running efficiently for over 18 years, accentuating their long-term viability,” adds Philipp.
Given the gradual shift towards automation, Philipp comments on the industry landscape, saying, “While we’re seeing collaborations between our robots and other technologies in several warehouse applications, the vast majority remains non-automated.”
With only 20 per cent of warehouses employing automation, the horizon looks promising for pioneers like AutoStore. Having established a strong footing since 1996, AutoStore has considerably expanded its solutions portfolio.
“Initially, our focus was on space-saving solutions. But with our state-of-the-art software, we now cater to the high throughput demands of industries like e-commerce and general retail,” Philipp says.
“With our cutting-edge software, AutoStore is very fast and we are capable of handling up to 12,000 bins per hour. We are already researching systems that can manage a staggering 22,000 bins per hour”.
“More robots mean higher throughput, but it’s our advanced software algorithms that manage the increasing complexities efficiently”.
“Having launched in Australia in 2019 through our esteemed partners, they’ve successfully delivered 13 projects in less than a year. We’re gearing up for larger deployments soon.”
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