Inside Logistics

Unicarriers bringing AGVs to Americas market

Finland-based Rocla Oy makes a wide variety of material handling AGVs


March 29, 2019
by

UCA is bringing Rocla AGV’s to the Americas. (photo: Rocla Oy)

Marengo, Ill. – UniCarriers America (UCA) is bringing Rocla’s advanced automated guided vehicle (AGV) solutions to the Americas.

The partnership falls under UCA’s new initiative, UniCarriers System Solutions, offering the UCA dealer network access to an expanded set of material handling services and solutions.

Both UCA and Rocla are part of parent corporation Mitsubishi Logisnext.

The entire line of Rocla AGV offerings is sold and serviced by UCA.

Rocla offers AGV solutions that cover low-lift and high-lift applications including narrow aisle, counterbalance, straddle, fork over and reach mast. Its AGVs can be used in a variety of segments with an emphasis on the manufacturing, paper and printing, packaging, inbound and outbound logistics and food and beverage industries.

“The partnership is the first step for UniCarriers System Solutions to take on and solve unique market challenges,” said Brian Markison, senior director of sales and marketing for UniCarriers Americas Corporation.

All Rocla AGVs include Route Optimizer control software that continuously calculates the most efficient driving routes for an entire AGV fleet.

“We provide a total intralogistics solution for the customer, where the AGV is only one piece of the puzzle and not the entire offering,” said Oskari Lindstedt, Rocla AGV Solutions sales director for the UniCarriers Americas.

“UCA customers will see added value with an AGV solution system with benefits like easy implementation, lower total cost of ownership and improved user experience.”