HighJump and Locus Robotics partner on integrations

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
A Locus Robotics unit in use at Marley Lilly.

NEW YORK – Locus Robotics and HighJump have partnered to develop integration tools to speed up the implementation of robotics for retail and third-party logistics (3PL) customers. The partnership also makes HighJump a licensed reseller of Locus’s autonomous, multi-robot solution for warehouse fulfillment.

“In today’s rapidly growing e-commerce market, 3PLs and retailers are deploying autonomous mobile robots to solve their productivity, efficiency, and labour challenges,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics.

“Our partnership with HighJump allows us to rapidly bring the Locus solution to a wide range of customers, helping them achieve greater ROI, and consistently meet their customers’ SLAs.”

Total retail sales in the United States are projected to amount to $6.03 trillion by 2020, up from over $5.4 trillion in 2018 (Statistica). Locus’s retail and 3PL customers including DHL, GEODIS, Port Logistics, Verst Logistics, SANDOW, Marley Lilly, and Radial are reporting improvements in productivity with the autonomous robots.

“At HighJump, we love making our customers better – and this means leveraging the innovative technologies of tomorrow,” said John Santagate, vice-president, robotics at HighJump and Körber Logistics Systems.

“AMRs in the warehouse is an area we believe will drive tremendous value. This partnership allows us to deliver cutting edge AMR technology to our customers and work collaboratively with Locus Robotics to conquer supply chain complexity with the warehouse of the future.”

HighJump is part of Körber Logistics Systems, a provider of solutions for warehousing and logistics spanning eight companies dispersed worldwide, including industrial voice solutions, capabilities for autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) and automated material handling equipment.