PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prime Robotics announced this week the successful deployment of its Mobile Shelf logistics robot system for a newly operational warehouse by Fordist Group in Prague, Czech Republic.
As a third-party logistics provider, Fordist chose automation as their core strategy to address the tight labor market, providing the speed, flexibility, and precision to scale their operations.
“After searching the World for a suitable AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) system, we selected Prime Robotics, because of the robustness of their hardware platform and their pedigree building warehouse management software,” said Tomáš Kochaníček, CEO of Fordist Group. “The Mobile Shelf has been running smoothly for more than 3 months and we have been impressed with the ease of use, the ten-fold increase in picking speeds of our warehouse workers and the excellent customer support from Prime. We can now offer our customers a level of speed and efficiency that rivals Global market leaders.”
Prime implemented two models of its Mobile Shelf robots for Fordist: The T-1000 capable of carrying loads up to 500kg together with piece picking stations for small to medium sized inventory items. For larger items and bulk orders, Prime deployed the T-2000 Mobile Shelf robots designed to carry pallets up to 1,000 kg along with a corresponding pallet pick station. A video of the T-2000 robots interacting with the pallet pick stations can be viewed here.
“Prime appreciates the opportunity to partner with Fordist to leverage our Mobile Shelf warehouse robots to gain a competitive advantage over their peers in central Europe. Integrating our Robot Control System with their in-house warehouse management system went smoothly thanks to their mature business processes and clear vision.”