Dutch shoe retailer Schu­ur­man Schoe­nen imple­ments Mag­a­zino robots 

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30. January 2023



Munich, 30th of Jan­u­ary 2023 — The robot­ics com­pany Mag­a­zino has won Schu­ur­man Schoe­nen as a new cus­tomer for the mobile pick­ing robot TORU. The Dutch com­pany, known for offer­ing a wide range of shoes, will use the robots in its ware­house in Neede, Nether­lands. By using the TORU robot, Schu­ur­man Schoe­nen is imple­ment­ing flex­i­ble automa­tion for the man­ual pick­ing process of shoeboxes.

With the imple­men­ta­tion of our intel­li­gent, mobile pick­ing robot TORU, Schu­ur­man is one of the inno­v­a­tive pio­neers in the indus­try. The con­tin­u­ous growth in e‑commerce and smaller batch sizes require automa­tion solu­tions that can be flex­i­bly adapted and scaled as required.

The mobile pick­ing robot TORU works autonomously with the help of 3D cam­era tech­nol­ogy, numer­ous sen­sors, and can oper­ate 24/7. It can also be eas­ily imple­mented in Inbound and Out­bound processes. TORU robots reduce the typ­i­cal order peaks in e‑commerce and improve order lead times to cus­tomers by being able to oper­ate also dur­ing nights or weekends.

Arjan Schu­ur­man, CEO Schu­ur­man Schoe­nen says: “With the Mag­a­zino robot solu­tion TORU we found a flex­i­ble solu­tion to secure our growth and ser­vices in the next years in a very com­pet­i­tive market.”

Julia Scholz, Sales Direc­tor at Mag­a­zino GmbH says: “We are excited to start our com­mon project in inte­grat­ing our intel­li­gent, mobile robots into the exist­ing Schu­ur­man processes. With the TORUs, Schu­ur­man Schoe­nen has a solu­tion to scale the fleet accord­ing to their growth and increase the avail­abil­ity of ser­vices to their customers.”

About the TORU robot

With its vac­uum grip­per, TORU grasps indi­vid­ual shoe boxes from shelves, trans­ports them to the han­dover sta­tion, sorts the boxes in the right way, and at the same time cov­ers the process of replen­ish­ment and returned boxes. Via Wi-Fi, the robot is not only con­nected to Schuurman’s ware­house man­age­ment sys­tem (WMS), but also to a local and global cloud from Mag­a­zino. With this con­nec­tion and the use of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, TORU learns from its expe­ri­ences every day, improves its own per­for­mance and robust­ness, and at the same time shares the knowl­edge with its robot col­leagues in the fleet.

One of the key advan­tages of TORU is the abil­ity to be inte­grated into the exist­ing ware­house envi­ron­ment in Neede with only min­i­mal mod­i­fi­ca­tions. TORU can sup­port the employ­ees in less ergonomic tasks, for exam­ple when pick­ing from the bot­tom or top shelf or from par­tic­u­larly long walk­ing dis­tances in the ware­house. Thanks to numer­ous sen­sors, the TORU robot per­ceives its envi­ron­ment in real time, detects peo­ple or obsta­cles in its path and there­fore oper­ates in a safe way along­side humans in the same work area. With up to 20 hours of oper­at­ing time, TORU can also oper­ate at night or out­side core work­ing hours.

About Schu­ur­man

Schu­ur­man Schoe­nen is known in the Nether­lands as a lead­ing shoe retailer with 45 shops and an e‑commerce web­site. They offer a wide range of shoes for women, men and chil­dren. Schu­ur­man started with a small shop in Bor­culo, in the 1950s, and it has expanded over the years thanks to the efforts of three gen­er­a­tions of the Schu­ur­man fam­ily. In addi­tion to var­i­ous brands, they also have their own labels.

About Mag­a­zino

Mag­a­zino GmbH devel­ops and builds intel­li­gent, mobile robots that per­ceive their envi­ron­ment and make deci­sions them­selves. The autonomous robots work par­al­lel to humans and make processes in the areas of e‑commerce, fash­ion and pro­duc­tion logis­tics more flex­i­ble and effi­cient. With more than 120 employ­ees at its Munich loca­tion, Mag­a­zino has the largest Advanced Robot­ics team in Europe.



About Magazino

Mag­a­zino GmbH devel­ops and builds intel­li­gent, mobile robots that per­ceive their envi­ron­ment and make their own deci­sions. These autonomous robots work along­side peo­ple and make processes in e‑commerce, fash­ion and pro­duc­tion logis­tics more flex­i­ble and effi­cient than ever before. With over 120 employ­ees in Munich, Mag­a­zino is the largest Advanced Robot­ics team in Europe. Magazino’s investors include Junghein­rich AG, Kör­ber AG, Zalando SE and Fiege Logistik.

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