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Mercadona Adopts Robot Picking System
Spanish retailer implements a fully automated order picking system for fresh produce
By RBR Staff Mercadona, the Spanish retail company with more than 1,400 supermarkets and a 13.5 percent share of Spain’s total food retail space, has commissioned Finnish robotics specialist Cimcorp Oy (known as Cimcorp) to design and implement a fully automated, robotic order picking system for fresh produce.

Mercadona is investing in new warehouse technology at its Guadix distribution center and – in order to achieve improved efficiency and customer satisfaction.  The company has awarded Cimcorp the contract to supply the automation system for full-crate picking. The scope of supply includes order-picking robots for fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as for meat products. Cimcorp will also take care of the material…

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