Locus Robotics expands UK presence with Balloon One

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Autonomous mobile robots (AMR) manufacturer Locus Robotics and supply chain software integrator Balloon One have signed a strategic partnership targeted at e-commerce fulfilment.

Through the partnership, Balloon One will offer Locus Robotics’ warehouse fulfilment AMRs alongside the Körber/HighJump warehouse management system (WMS). Ballon One will also offer the Locus Robotics-as-a-Service model, designed to reduce start-up costs.

Locus Robotics chief executive Rick Faulk said: “Our partnership will deliver cutting-edge robotics technology to Balloon One customers and drive significant operational efficiency and productivity gains, and a faster time to value.”

Balloon One managing director Craig Powell said: “The Locus system can be deployed in as little as four weeks and provides two to three times picker productivity gains.

“Based on our internal assessment, we believe this technology will become an essential part of our warehouse operations and will provide our customers with a unique and significant advantage in today’s increasingly demanding e-commerce landscape.”

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