Bastian Solutions to represent French robot supplier

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
Scallog’s robots will compete with Amazon’s Kiva product.

NANTERRE, France – Scallog, a supplier of logistics robots in France, has signed an integrator agreement with Bastian Solutions to launch and market Scallog’s goods-to-person robotics solutions in the U.S.

These solutions are designed to meet logistics challenges in a wide range of industries including food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, publishing and spare parts.

Only five percent of warehouses in the U.S. are fully automated and 15 percent are semi-automated (according to DHL). The Scallog robotic solutions – which compete with Amazon’s Kiva robotic solutions – meet the challenges currently facing logistics operators of automating their order picking process rapidly and flexibly at the lowest possible cost and without affecting their current systems.

Scallog says its robots deliver ROI under two years.

International expansion

The agreement with Bastian Solutions is part of Scallog’s international expansion strategy. Joining forces with Bastian Solutions gives Scallog rapid access to the U.S. market.

Bastian employs 1,000 people in the U.S. and its subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Mexico and India. Over 30 of Bastian Solutions’ employees have already been trained in Scallog solutions as part of a skills transfer, and co-marketing activities will begin in the first quarter of 2021.

“This collaboration illustrates a change in scale in our strategy of international expansion, in line with our ambitions for deployment and commercial presence in key markets. The United States represents a new Eldorado for logistics robotics, where our value proposition for the automation of order picking has everything required to meet the growing demand for efficiency, agility and resilience in American warehouses”, says Olivier Rochet, CEO of Scallog.

“We must continuously add technologies that address the growing demand and changing landscape order fulfillment providers face. Scallog’s technology will help us continue providing our customers with the competitive advantage they need to stay ahead in today’s market. We’re looking forward to introducing Scallog to our global network of clients”, enthuses Marvin Logan, Vice President of Consulting and Integration at Bastian Solutions.

The companies anticipate the first installations of Scallog solutions in the first half of 2021.