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DHL deploys AMRs in NZ

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DHL Supply Chain has drawn on its global technology experience to deploy its first Locus Robotics warehouse automation solution for a New Zealand-based distribution centre (DC).

The new Locus Origin autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have been rolled out in Highbrook where DHL says it is further streamlining Schneider Electric’s product supply chain. These AMRs will collaborate with its warehouse team using the LocusOne warehouse automation platform.

“We’ve been following the deployment of LocusOne at our company’s sites in the United States, Europe, and in Australia with keen interest, and we’re pleased to be introducing this technology for our customers in New Zealand,” says DHL New Zealand Managing Director Matt Casbolt.

“DHL’s deployment of LocusOne in other locations has resulted in significant throughput efficiency improvements, and we foresee this technology providing genuine benefits to Schneider Electric’s supply chain. Implementing this technology also helps us to offer a more attractive working environment for our team members.”

This deployment is a part of DHL’s ongoing partnership with Locus Robotics, which will see 5000 Locus Origin AMRs rolled out globally.

LocusOne is a data-driven system that directs AMRs to pick and drop locations around the warehouse. DHL team members assist them by picking, loading, and unloading items for despatch.

“This deployment is a testament to our commitment to delivering the best solutions and experience to our customers and helping to achieve a faster order to delivery time,” says Schneider Electric Executive General Manager Ray Dunn.

“We are proud to be a part of this journey with DHL Supply Chain and Locus Robotics.”

The AMRs operate for up to 14 hours per charge and calculate the shortest possible routes to pick locations around the warehouse to maximise performance throughout the shift.”

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