Hawesko deploys robots in wine warehouse

Wine distributor Hawesko Group has partnered with mobile robotics manufacturer Geekplus and supply chain technology firm Körber to deploy 21 autonomous mobile robots in its warehouse.

The robots will be used in a warehouse in Tornech, Germany across 6,000 square meter area containing around 330 shelves. Hawesko estimates the robots will handle and handle around 20 million bottle of wine and champagne each year.

Hawesko said that productivity in the warehouse has increased by around 50 per cent as a result of the tech's implementation. The company added that it also has the option to expand the area the robots work in by 100 additional racks, which corresponds to approximately 40,000 additional items, in line with its growth ambitions. Hawesko can also employ additional robots in the system according to business needs.

“Geekplus is proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Körber, which has now grown to more than 3,000 robots deployed in eleven countries,” said Simon Houghton, director of sales UK&I and EMEA at Geekplus. “We work together to create unique solutions for customers like the Hawesko Group, helping them solve the challenges they currently face while enabling them to easily scale up their level of automation to meet future demands.”

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