German smartglasses vendor Picavi GmbH has launched a U.S. subsidiary to support its customers in North America and to accelerate the rollout of its pick-by-vision platform with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) in Illinois, the firm said today.
The company's Picavi U.S. Inc. subsidiary opened its doors in Chicago in February, saying the new facility would help meet increased demand after "a well-known customer in the third-party logistics provider sector agreed to expand its usage of smart glasses at the beginning of 2019."
Founded in 2013, Herzogenrath, Germany-based Picavi uses Alphabet Inc.'s Google Glass platform to visually manage the picking process for goods in logistics in a consistent manner, the firm says. Picavi says its product maximizes productivity at warehouses and minimizes error rates by allowing workers to have both hands free for their primary task, picking goods.
"The founding of Picavi U.S. Inc. aims to boost the internationalization of our business development," Carsten Funke, Picavi's chief sales officer and partner who was named CEO of the U.S. office, said in a release. "Direct access to markets should not be underestimated and this will help us market our product and process innovations even more effectively in the future. This will also enable us to make our smart glasses available to customers and partners in the USA and adapt them to the specific warehouse and IT environment."