NEWS ROUNDUP: January automation spotlight

Rosie Clifford -
Forkliftaction Sparks
- 25 Jan 2024 ( #1163 )
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Digit, the humanoid robot developed by Agility Robotics.
Digit, the humanoid robot developed by Agility Robotics.

In this January news roundup we pull together our recent coverage of materials handling automation from new automated storage and retrieval systems to humanoid robots.


In January - Belgian third-party logistics (3PL) supplier Kris De Leeneer (KDL) installs a Movu Robotics atlas pallet shuttle system with the capacity to manage up to 11,000 pallet movements a week. 

Multiway Robotics reports its MW-R16 Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) has been issued with the world's first European conformity (CE) certificate for a reachstacker.

Postal service provider PT Pos Indonesia installs a LiBiao Robotics’ autonomous mobile robot-based t-Sort parcel sorting technology at its processing centre in Java.

Canadian transport and logistics company GoBolt will integrate a new automated storage and retrieval solution (ASRS) from Instock into its fulfillment centres. 

Coca-Cola Singapore deploys five XSQUARE Technologies autonomous forklifts (AGVs) at its regional beverage concentrate plant.

Continuing its expansion in Asia, French autonomous mobile robot (AMR) maker Effidence partners with Delta Pyramax, a Hong Kong-based product distributor.

Danish robot maker Robotize names RAM Solutions as its newest distributor in North America.

Indian warehouse automation start-up Accio Robotics secures USD1.8 million in pre-series A funding.

In December – South Korea’s Lotte Global Logistics installs LiBiao Robotics’ tSort parcel sorting technology at its multi-user e-fulfilment facility in Seoul. 

Robotize, a company that specialises in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for internal pallet transportation, creates a platform AMR, the GoPal P35.

Jungheinrich is set to automate a small parts warehouse for Güde GmbH, a manufacturer of spring washers, bent wire parts and screw and shaft locking devices.

In a Japanese first, beverage company Kirin will deploy automated guided forklifts at its Ebina Logistics Centre in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Digit, the humanoid robot developed by Agility Robotics, is put to work at a Spanx warehouse in Georgia.

Autonomous forklift maker Multiway Robotics launches a new pallet truck, the WeFront X20S.

Linde Material Handling and the Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (UAS) present the results of a four-year research project into the viability of autonomous counterbalanced forklifts. 

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