Davinci Micro Fulfillment and Addverb Technologies USA Inc. announced a partnership to pair Addverb's automation technology with Davinci's specialization in micro-fulfillment solutions to launch and expand micro-fulfillment centers across North America.
Bound Brook, N.J.-based Davinci plans to open between 750 to 1,000 micro-fulfillment centers (MFCs) by 2030, offering more brands and retailers expanded operations to reach customers for same-day, next-day, or second-day service.
Mark Messina, CEO of Addverb Technologies:
“Micro-fulfillment centers and central fulfillment centers (CFC) are transforming the thriving e-commerce industry. By combining Addverb's fleet of automated robots with Davinci's physical location network, we are powering a scalable network for brands and retailers to reach their customers with ultra-fast, precise shipping. Retailers are acutely aware of customer expectations regarding efficient order fulfillment.”
Addverb expands into the Americas
Noida, India-based Addverb said its recent expansion into North and South America opens a new service market for its fixed and flexible solutions, including autonomous mobile robots (AMR), carton shuttles, picking technologies, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), warehouse management and execution software, and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
The company added that it designs and manufactures its hardware and software to offer flexibility to a variety of industries on a global scale.
Sriram Sridhar, chief robotics officer for the Americas at Addverb:
“Micro fulfillment strategy is beyond getting the right hardware. It is about having a powerful software platform that can manage decentralized inventory across multiple locations while keeping a tab on effective replenishment and last-mile visibility to drive overall supply chain costs down.”
Initial customers in Kentucky and California
By providing “micro-fulfillment as a solution” or MaaS, Davinci said it offers brands and retailers the only integrated robotics and automated fulfillment solution on the market.
The expanded service is already available to current Davinci customers, using Addverb's Quadron, Veloce, and Dynamo robots.
The initial automated micro-fulfillment centers are in Erlanger, Ky., and Fresno, Calif.
“This partnership is a first-of-its-kind growth plan,” says Corey Apirian, founder and CEO of Davinci Micro Fulfillment. “We're offering brands the technology to power tomorrow's retail solutions within one integrated network.”
Davinci and Addverb also offer a service whereby brands and retailers can use Addverb's robots and software in their own facilities but use Davinci's MFCs for additional fulfillment to expand their service footprint and reduce capital expenditures.
“Our model is the most advanced and precise in logistics,” added Apirian. “We offer brands that want to sell on any channel, including drop ship, marketplaces, and quick commerce, the fastest and most agile solution for any category, using any carrier.
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