GEODIS to deploy 1,000 warehouse Locus bots

  • September 7, 2022
  • William Payne

One of the largest warehouse autonomous mobile robot deals to date has been signed, with Locus Robotics supplying logistics provider GEODIS with 1,000 LocusBots. The bots are destined for fulfilment warehouses at worldwide locations over the next 24 months.

GEODIS has currently deployed Locus AMRs at 14 sites around the world, serving a range of retail and consumer brands, including warehouses in the US and Europe. The agreement will expand that footprint significantly as new sites are deployed.

“Locus’ built-in flexibility, scalability and fast ROI are helping GEODIS to consistently meet and exceed their global customers’ expectations,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “This strategic expansion enables GEODIS to meet the needs of today’s high-growth warehouses and we look forward to continuing to work together to drive operational efficiencies and growth.”

GEODIS and Locus Robotics first began working together in 2018 at an Indiana site, with GEODIS integrating Locus’ technology into its operations to support its workforce with the complex picking process.

For GEODIS, the autonomous mobile robots has improved its productivity, flexibility and agility. They have also improved the workplace environment for teammates by reducing tedious, repetitive tasks to increase retention across sites.

Locus Robotics’ mobile robots operate collaboratively with human workers to improve piece-handling productivity by a factor of two to three, and with less labour compared to traditional piece handling systems.