Third party logistics provider Wincanton has made a multi-million pound investment in robotic technology to boost its e-commerce capabilities.
The 48 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) will be deployed at the company’s Cygnia distribution site in Northampton this summer.
This latest investment follows a pilot implementation of AMR technology at the company’s e-commerce facility in Nuneaton, which delivered operational efficiencies and improved accuracy for beauty retailer Neal’s Yard.
The roll out of more AMRs across the Group is in line with the company’s focus on growing its e-commerce operations, and builds on the capabilities that were added to the business with the acquisition of Cygnia Logistics last year.
“Wincanton is investing in automation and robotics to increase the agility, resilience and efficiency of our ecommerce customers’ supply chains. This, in turn, means that our customers can then focus their investment on product development”, said James Wroath, CEO of Wincanton.