Warehouse robotics manufacturer Exotec has signed a contract to deploy its Skypod system to iForce, with help from LAC Logistics Automation.
Exotec’s systems integrator partner in the UK, LAC Logistics Automation, was the driving force behind the deal, using its knowledge of the industry and positive standing in the UK market to secure the contract.
LAC will take charge of the supply and installation of the Skypod system, in close consultation with Exotec, at iForce’s 800,000ft2 flagship facility in Corby, Northamptonshire, with the system due to go live in Q4 of 2022.
Skypod is an order picking system with robots that can climb racks up to 12 metres in height and retrieve products autonomously, before delivering totes to human-staffed or automatic picking stations.
Remy Malchirand, VP of Sales Western Europe at Exotec said: “Securing iForce as our first UK customer is a hugely significant moment for Exotec as we continue to expand our offering in the UK market. iForce has an impressive track record in providing tailored, tech-enabled fulfilment and returns solutions to a range of prestigious clients, so we’re delighted to be working with such a strong player in the field.