Locus and Geodis automate Mexican warehouse

  • March 25, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson

Massachusetts-based Locus Robotics, a specialist in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and French logistics provider Geodis have automated a warehouse in Mexico for a major global apparel brand.

The site, Geodis’ first in Latin America to use Locus technology, is in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico, and features a fleet of Locus’s Origin bots operating across all levels of a three-level mezzanine structure, controlled by the LocusOne warehouse execution platform.

LocusOne ( enables efficient pick-and-pass, multi-level functionality while delivering real-time operational visibility and management insights to improve productivity and speed RoI.

“We are thrilled to work with Geodis to bring the power of Locus’ warehouse automation to Mexico,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “This deployment represents a significant expansion of our footprint into Latin America and enables us to support Geodis in setting the new benchmark for ecommerce fulfilment efficiency in the region.”

Kevin Stock, executive vice president of engineering at Geodis, added: “Locus allows us to unlock significant productivity improvements while also creating an engaging work environment for our teammates. We are excited to deploy Locus at this flagship site in Mexico where we will provide transformative workflow automation and management insight for a globally admired brand.”

In 2022, Geodis announced ( an expansion agreement to deploy 1000 LocusBots at Geodis’ worldwide warehouse locations over the next 24 months. The announcement represented one of the industry’s largest AMR deals to date.

Locus Robotics ( supplies intelligent autonomous mobile robots that operate collaboratively with human workers to improve piece-handling productivity with less labour than traditional picking systems. Locus helps retailers, 3PLs and specialty warehouses meet the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of fulfilment environments.

Geodis ( is a logistics provider specialising in global freight forwarding, contract logistics, distribution and express transport, and the European road network. It spans nearly 170 countries and has 53,000 employees. In 2023, Geodis generated €11.6bn in revenue and is owned by the SNCF group.

Locus Robotics has released the LocusHub business intelligence engine as a component of the LocusOne platform to harnesses analytics, AI and machine learning to deliver predictive and prescriptive insights that increase productivity, lower costs and unlock more levels of warehouse intelligence.