Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 - Logistics Manager

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Honeywell to buy Intelligrated for $1.5bn

Honeywell has signed an agreement to buy supply chain and warehouse automation company Intelligrated for $1.5billion. Once approved, Intelligrated will become a part of Honeywell’s automation and control solutions business.

TGW buys robotics specialist

TGW Logistics has acquired robotics company CHM Automatisierungstechnik, which is based in Stephanskirchen in Germany.

DHL pilots new robots for value-added tasks

DHL pilots new robots for value-added tasks

DHL is testing two collaborative robots on co-packing and value-added tasks in its warehouses. The robots, called Baxter and Sawyer, have been working on a number of tasks, including: assembly, kitting, packaging and pre-retail services.

Kion buys automation specialist Dematic

Kion buys automation specialist Dematic

Kion Group, parent company of Linde and Still forklift trucks, has acquired Dematic, the automation specialist, in a deal that values the Dematic business at $3.25 billion.

JML picks NetDespatch for order fulfilment

JML Direct has implemented an automated despatch solution from NetDespatch to streamline the order-to-despatch process for orders placed via the company’s web site, as well as other e-commerce sites including Amazon, Rakuten and Debenhams, and orders taken by high street outlets.

Are robots really ready to take over?

Logistics operations have seen a steady growth in the use of automation, and we are starting to see robots becoming available. But, asks Malory Davies, how long will it be before they make a real impact?

Artificial intelligence is the future, says DHL

Artificial intelligence is set to play in increasing role in logistics, according to DHL, which has predicted 26 major trends for the logistics industry over the next five to ten years in its 2016 ‘Trend Radar’ report.