Toyota Material Handling UK's new centre
Toyota Material Handling UK has opened a dedicated automated handling technology demonstration centre.
The 800 sqm facility, located at the same site as Toyota's Midlands business centre in the Meridian Business Park, Leicester, will provide a permanent showcase for the Toyota Autopilot range of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) as well as the company's semi-automated RadioShuttle technology for the storage and retrieval of palletised loads from high-density racking systems.
In addition, visitors to the centre can also discuss Toyota's turnkey automated system design expertise.
Toyota Material Handling's Paul Freeman says: "The opening of our new automated handling technology demonstration centre provides an easily accessible location in the heart of the UK for our customers to see and assess Toyota's state-of-the-art AGVs and RadioShuttle systems in operation within a realistic working warehouse setting.
"More and more companies are choosing to automate part or, in some cases, all of their intralogistics processes. As a result, the profile of the typical automation user is evolving and small and medium-sized warehouse operators and e-commerce retailers now see automated handling and storage technology as the optimum solution to their issues."