In today's fast-paced and competitive e-commerce landscape, efficient order fulfillment is a key driver of customer satisfaction. Solo Brands Inc. and Locus Robotics Corp. this week announced a strategic partnership. Solo will optimize and streamline its order-fulfillment operations with 16 artificial intelligence-powered autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs, at its warehouse in Mexicali, Mexico.
“We are excited to partner with Locus Robotics to revolutionize our order-fulfillment operations,” said Brett Kulesza, operations vice president of Solo Brands, in a release.
“The integration of these advanced AMRs will not only increase the speed and accuracy of our order processing, but also empower our dedicated workforce to focus on higher-value tasks, further elevating our overall efficiency.”
LocusBots come to Mexico
Locus Robotics noted that the deployment represents its first AMR deployment in the Mexico region. The company said its “state-of-the-art” LocusBots work alongside human workers to collaborate and augmenting their capabilities.
Solo Brands Mexico uses LocusBots. Source: Locus Robotics
The AMRs can eliminate unproductive walking time, as well as the physical strain of lifting totes and pushing heavy carts, it added.
“LocusBots work collaboratively alongside Solo Brands' workers, enhancing productivity, improving safety, and helping drive operational excellence,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “We are delighted to join forces with Solo Brands to speed order picking, lower labor costs, and deliver an amazing experience for their customers.”
Wilmington, Mass.-based Locus Robotics said it is a leading provider of warehouse automation, specializing in collaborative AMRs to streamline order-fulfillment operations. Its LocusONE platform includes features such as fleet management, analytics, and robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) offerings.
The company recently said that its robots have been involved in more than 2 billion picks, less than a year after it reached the milestone of 1 billion picks.
Solo Brands commits to innovation
Grapevine, Texas-based Solo Brands said it is “a global lifestyle brand known for its dedication to offering exceptional products that cater to a wide range of consumer needs.”
The company said its decision to team up with Locus Robotics “underscores its commitment to optimizing operational efficiency, reducing order processing times, and ensuring timely delivery to customers worldwide.”
Not only does the deployment of 16 Locus AMRs position Solo to optimize its order-fulfillment operations today, but it also enables it to easily scale to meet future demand, said the partners.
“The partnership reflects Solo Brands' dedication to innovation and continuous improvement,” they stated.
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