Wise Robotics has today announced a new strategic partnership with conveyor, sortation, and storage systems provider, BS Handling Systems.
Formerly known as OW Robotics, Wise Robotics will now offer its autonomous warehouse robots, manufactured by Hikrobot, alongside BS Handling Systems’ conveyor, sortation and storage systems solutions. Together, the two businesses will create large scale fulfilment automation for warehouse operators across all sectors.
The alliance has been set-up in response to the growing demand from businesses who require flexible, efficient and scalable hardware solutions to meet the growth of online sales and the increasing expectation around same and next day delivery.
BS Handling Systems has previously worked with brands including Ted Baker, ASOS, and PrettyLittleThing to drive operational efficiency, increase warehouse capacity, and order throughput through its conveyor, sortation, and storage systems solutions.
“The partnership comes as businesses face some really tough challenges, with haulier and labor shortages hindering their ability to fulfil orders. While at the same time the expectation of fast delivery and easy ordering is arguably more important than ever to consumers.
“Recent reports indicate that the UK is facing its worst labour shortage since 1997 and this includes warehouse staff. Businesses are therefore needing to find long-term solutions to order fulfilment that allows them to bypass or reduce the impact of labor and supply chain issues on operations,” explains Joe Daft, Head of Robotics at Wise Robotics.
Rob Brand Smith, managing director at BS Handling Systems added: “With the ecommerce market continuing to grow at a rapid pace, businesses are seeking to increase storage capacity and order throughput – especially in the run up to the festive period. For some this involves the reconfiguration of existing space to create a more balanced warehouse that includes robotics, conveyors, sortation and storage systems.”