Robot picks first items in less than 24 hours

Mag­a­zino extends robot demo tour into 2021 – a new way to show automa­tion tech­nol­ogy to poten­tial customers

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20. January 2021


Due to the high demand, the Ger­man robot­ics com­pany Mag­a­zino extends its Europe-wide road tour into the first half of 2021. The tour pro­vides inter­ested com­pa­nies in Bel­gium, Nether­lands, Ger­many, Poland and the UK a prod­uct demon­stra­tion in their ware­house with the mobile pick­ing robot TORU. New tech­nol­ogy like intel­li­gent robots helps fash­ion, e‑commerce and 3PL com­pa­nies to reduce pick­ing- and process costs.

While recently approved vac­cines pro­vide hope that restric­tions linked to the COVID-19 pan­demic will be lifted soon, the cur­rent devel­op­ment pre­vents pub­lic events like trade shows and con­fer­ences, the usual place for com­pa­nies to scout new tech­nol­ogy and inno­va­tions. There­fore, Mag­a­zino decided to launch a demo tour to bring the robot tech­nol­ogy right into the customer’s ware­house. The autonomous robot picks, stows and trans­ports objects like shoe boxes in e‑commerce ware­houses and works along­side the human workforce.

One of the com­pa­nies that par­tic­i­pated in the demo tour is the shoe man­u­fac­turer Berke­mann in Ger­many. Romina Regener, Head of Sup­ply Chain at Berke­mann, says, “What stunned us was the short time span from the arrival of the Mag­a­zino team to see the robot pick­ing shoe boxes in our ware­house on the next morn­ing. We are con­vinced that flex­i­ble and scal­able automa­tion is a cru­cial part of our future growth in e‑commerce. It was really help­ful for us to see the sys­tem oper­at­ing in our own ware­house infra­struc­ture. Video calls can sub­sti­tute many busi­ness meet­ings, but noth­ing beats a prod­uct demo you can watch in per­son. To see the robot in our ware­house envi­ron­ment is even more impres­sive than on a trade show.”

The mobile pick­ing robot at the ware­house of Berke­mann in Ger­many. (Pic­ture: Berkemann)


Julia Scholz, respon­si­ble Sales Man­ager at Mag­a­zino, says, “Show­ing an autonomous robot sys­tem in the ware­house of a poten­tial cus­tomer cre­ates much more trust and insights for both sides. It is a unique way in the indus­try so far. We are extremely proud that our robot TORU could start pick­ing shoe boxes and deliver real value at all vis­ited ware­houses in less than 24 hours.

While the robot is set up by a Mag­a­zino engi­neer in the ware­house on day one of the vis­its, a work­shop is held to assess the cur­rent ware­house processes and define poten­tial improve­ments through the use of TORU. On day two, the cus­tomer can bring all stake­hold­ers into the ware­house and watch the Mag­a­zino robot pick objects in their exist­ing shelf sys­tem fully autonomously.

Inter­ested com­pa­nies are invited to con­tact Mag­a­zino for the remain­ing tour slots in 2021. Depend­ing on the cur­rent and local sit­u­a­tion of the pan­demic, Mag­a­zino will enable a two-day visit while main­tain­ing the high­est pos­si­ble hygiene standards.

More infor­ma­tion and how to request a live demon­stra­tion with the robot TORU can be found here.

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 100 employ­ees in Munich, Mag­a­zino is the largest Advanced Robot­ics team in Europe. Magazino’s investors include Junghein­rich AG, Kör­ber AG, Zalando and Fiege Logistik.

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