Ceva Logistics deploys automated mobile robots in Australia
As a key part of its strategy to innovate and automate, Ceva Logistics has deployed automated mobile robots (AMR) at its Australian site – Truganina – near Melbourne in Australia.
In a world-first for a goods to person (GTP) implementation for the company, the introduction of robots has already achieved a 400% increase in the speed of operations within the 250,000 sqm facility.
The AMR robot brings the shelf to the picker, and the project took only three weeks to go-live, including the installation of eight robots working across a trial 400 sqm of warehouse space. Each robot can pick shelves up to 500 kg and is controlled by a centralised control system. All staff pickers were given a two-week training induction during the implementation phase. (mw)