Huge fol­low-up order: FIEGE Logis­tik orders robot fleet from Mag­a­zino

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31. August 2017

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Munich 31 August 2017 | The logis­tics ser­vice provider FIEGE Logis­tik has ordered 30 more robots from the Munich-based robot­ics startup Mag­a­zino. At the Ibben­büren site, FIEGE has already deployed three intel­li­gent TORU order pick­ing robots in a shoe ware­house. Due to the high sav­ings and the pos­i­tive expe­ri­ences, the roll­out with an entire robot fleet has now been decided. FIEGE will thus oper­ate one of Europe’s largest fleets of per­cep­tion-con­trolled robots in the ware­house.

Jens Fiege, CEO of the fam­ily-owned com­pany, com­ments on the new order: “We are con­vinced that robots will be of great impor­tance for intral­o­gis­tics in the future — espe­cially for ful­fill­ment ser­vice providers.” This is why Fiege decided at a very early stage to rely on this tech­nol­ogy. “We see our­selves as pio­neers in this field and are fur­ther devel­op­ing this flex­i­ble solu­tion together with our part­ner Mag­a­zino. Con­tin­u­ing to auto­mate order pick­ing in our ware­houses is an impor­tant step towards dig­i­tiz­ing the logis­tics cen­ter,” says Jens Fiege.

We are very proud to be work­ing with FIEGE to drive for­ward dig­i­ti­za­tion in intral­o­gis­tics on such a mas­sive scale,” says Fred­erik Brant­ner, co-founder and CEO of Mag­a­zino. “By using TORU at FIEGE, we are show­ing that the future belongs to per­cep­tion-con­trolled robots in the ware­house,” Brant­ner con­tin­ues.

Flex­i­ble automa­tion in shoe stor­age

Mag­a­zino robots are used, for exam­ple, in a shoe ware­house in which the orders of a large Ger­man shoe dis­patcher are processed. Thanks to numer­ous sen­sors and safety tech­nol­ogy, the robots are already work­ing there par­al­lel to the employ­ees and are mov­ing shoe car­tons into and out of the shelv­ing racks and tak­ing them to the dis­patch sta­tion. The pick­ing of indi­vid­ual arti­cles plays one of the most deci­sive roles in the sup­ply chain, espe­cially in the boom­ing online trade. End cus­tomers expect error-free and ever faster deliv­ery. At the same time, staff short­ages and order peaks pose ever greater chal­lenges for ser­vice providers. In addi­tion, order pick­ing can­not be auto­mated at all due to its com­plex­ity, or can only be auto­mated with great effort and with a reduc­tion in flex­i­bil­ity.

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Dig­i­ti­za­tion with intel­li­gent robots

Magazino’s robots receive their pick orders via WLAN from the mer­chan­dise man­age­ment sys­tem and can pick indi­vid­ual objects piece by piece using com­puter vision and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence — both from the bot­tom and top shelves of com­mon shelv­ing sys­tems. In the inter­nal stor­age space, the robots can tem­porar­ily store the picked objects and thus process sev­eral orders in one run. Thanks to safety lasers, the robot detects both obsta­cles in the path and employ­ees in its vicin­ity — at the same time, TORU can ori­ent itself in the ware­house. This elim­i­nates the need for phys­i­cal changes in the ware­house or mark­ing lines on the hall floor. Once trained, the net­worked robot can also use its WLAN con­nec­tion to share self-cre­ated maps of its envi­ron­ment as well as expe­ri­ences with spe­cific objects or chal­lenges with new robot col­leagues. This enables the robots to learn from each other and thus con­stantly improve.

The Fiege Group, head­quar­tered in Greven, West­phalia, is one of the lead­ing logis­tics providers in Europe. Its exper­tise lies in par­tic­u­lar in the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of inte­grated, holis­tic logis­tics sys­tems. It is regarded as a pio­neer in con­tract logis­tics. With over 12,000 employ­ees world­wide, the group gen­er­ated a turnover of 1.45 bil­lion euros in 2016. 178 loca­tions and coop­er­a­tions in 15 coun­tries form a close-knit logis­tics net­work. 2.8 mil­lion square meters of ware­house and logis­tics space speak for the company’s effi­ciency. You can find more infor­ma­tion at www​.fiege​.com

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Mag­a­zino devel­ops and builds per­cep­tion-con­trolled, mobile robots. As the largest Advanced Robot­ics team in Europe, we rev­o­lu­tion­ize the world of intral­o­gis­tics together with our cus­tomers.

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