Material Handling Articles

Dematic, Opex form strategic partnership
Dematic to implement Opex's Sure Sort small-item-sorting as an option for customers in North America.

Shopify acquires 6 River Systems for $450 million
Canadian e-commerce platform will deploy "Chuck" collaborative robots to accelerate growth of its fulfillment network.

Interroll expands in food and beverage sector
Swiss material handling equipment maker acquires Reykjavik, Iceland-based IBH ehf, its former sales agent focused on the food processing market.

Parcel locker provider targets online grocery sector
Cleveron launches robotic click-and-collect station for efficient food fulfillment.

Kion Group to add industrial truck factory in Poland
Facility will complement firm's existing network across Europe; construction to begin this fall.

Rise of warehouse automation changes site selection plans for e-commerce DCs
Fully autonomous logistics still decades away, but robots are already changing warehouse floor plans, ceiling heights, Cushman and Wakefield says.

Study: Challenges ahead for warehouse automation market
Researcher points to double-digit growth in warehouse automation this year and next, with headwinds expected in 2021.

Spotlight on ... Conveyors and Sorters
Here are some recent product announcements that have crossed our editors' desks.

Conveyor equipment orders down in June
Booked orders fell 1.8% compared to May and were down more than 60% compared to year-ago record levels, association says.

Takeoff Technologies partners with Australian supermarket chain
E-grocery fulfillment firm to implement three automated micro-fulfillment centers for Woolworths Group to enhance e-commerce and last-mile delivery, companies say.


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