June roundup: latest news in automation

Rosie Clifford -
Forkliftaction Sparks
- 13 Jun 2024 ( #1183 )
2 min read
As an all-in-one-system, MI.RA/OnePicker comes with Comau's Racer-5 Cobot.
As an all-in-one-system, MI.RA/OnePicker comes with Comau's Racer-5 Cobot.

In this market update we pull together all the latest materials handling automation news from new products and technologies to strategic partnerships and major equipment orders.


In June - Bito, a German manufacturer of storage and order picking systems, introduces its new generation LEO automated guided vehicles (AGVs). 

Comau unveils the AI-powered MI.RA/OnePicker. The all-in-one-system is designed to autonomously pick miscellaneous objects from the same bin. 

Plumbing supply company First Supply chooses Exotec's Skypod System for its new 308,000 sq.ft (28,614 sqm) distribution centre in Western Wisconsin.

In May - Warehouse automation company XSQUARE Technologies raises SGD10.5 million (USD7.8 million) in Series A funding for product development and regional expansion.

ABB Measurement and Analytics adds an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) from its parent company to its Lake Como factory.

Zion Solutions Group partners with Agility Robotics to become the first systems integrator to offer a humanoid robotic solution to the supply chain industry. 

Holman Logistics adds a fleet of autonomous high-reach forklifts from Third Wave Automation to its multi-client warehouse in Spanaway, Washington.

Hangcha breaks ground on new factory that will produce 10,000 units of automation equipment a year. The factory is expected to be operational by the end of 2025.

German materials handling equipment maker Jungheinrich launches an experience centre in Singapore, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mitsui OSK Lines will invest in a new cold storage automated warehouse project in Singapore that will include Asia’s tallest industrial refrigerator.

Kion North America gets set to manufacture and assemble FoxBot autonomous trailer loader/unloaders (ATLs) at its production plant in Summerville in South Carolina.

LexxPluss launches its suite of robots and technology in the United States. The company opened a US sales office in Indiana last year. 

Third Wave Automation launches new technology that allows a single operator to manage multiple reach and extended reach forklifts simultaneously. 

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