Equivalent to a grocery store announcing its 1 millionth customer, Locus Robotics today announced that its autonomous mobile robots have surpassed 100 million units picked. The Wilmington, Mass.-based company said the record-breaking 100 millionth pick happened at a DHL Supply Chain fulfillment facility in Hanover, Pa., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 5:38 a.m. ET.
“We are excited to have reached this significant milestone – one that showcases the tremendous impact that our revolutionary, multi-bot fulfillment solution is having on productivity and throughput for our customers worldwide,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “We continue to see tremendous year on year growth, and we look forward to continuing this momentum in 2020 and beyond.”
During the most recent holiday shopping season, Locus reported its robots were able to pick more than 13 million units, measured during the month of November 2019. At the time, Locus reported this was a 400% increase in units picked over the previous period In 2018.
“LocusBots have been a great addition to our family,” said Eric Stipp, general manager of the DHL facility in Hanover. “They’re not only helpful in sharing the workload and ensuring that the team is exceeding pick numbers, but they’re also fun to work with.”
The company announced that its customers around the world, including DHL, GEODIS, Port Logistics, Verst Logistics, SANDOW, Marleylilly, and Radial, are “consistently achieving 2x to 3x improvements in productivity when deploying the Locus solution.”
Locus has raised more than $59 million in funding since its launch in 2014, the most recent being a $26 million funding round in April 2019. The company also recently announced a strategic partnership with supply chain solutions provider HighJump to facilitate the development of integration tools to deploy Locus’ AMRs at shared retail and third-party logistics customer sites.