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Leader in Warehouse Robot Automation Averaged 3.3 Million Units Picked Per Day, Double the Volume During the 2021 Holiday Shopping Peak Season

Wilmington, Massachusetts.And the December 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Locus Robotics, a leading manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfillment and distribution stores, today announced that LocusBots picked up more than 230 million units during the holiday shopping peak period on behalf of global retail and third-party logistics. Customers, more than double the total number of items picked up in 2021.

“Despite early expectations of lower stock volumes, Locus customers once again picked up a record number of items with LocusBots during this critical holiday shopping period,” Rick VolkCEO of Locus Robotics. “It is now clear that scalable, cost-effective bot automation is an operational necessity as volumes continue to increase and labor shortages persist. Locus is proud to once again help our customers meet their seasonal challenge with powerful enterprise-grade automation solutions that keep them successful today and in the future.” .

During this same period, LocusBots averaged 3.3 million units picked per day, which is a twofold increase from 2021.

register $281 billion Global online sales from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber ​​Monday this year according to and Adobe Analytics data, total online sales in the U.S. $68 billionwhich is an increase of 9% from 2021.

Internet Week 2022 continued several notable industry trends that debuted in 2021:

  • Retailers again started the peak season earlier in a bid to alleviate supply chain concerns and ensure product availability
  • Online shopping is now a key aspect of retailers’ multi-channel shopping strategy as online spending increased by 8.6%
  • Mobile shopping continues to be a favorite, growing by more than 15% during 2021

Locus recently reached the first place in the industry, with 1 billion selections, which reflects the exponential growth of order fulfillment volume. By comparison, it took Locus 1,542 days to pick the first 100 million units and just 40 days for the most recent 100 million picks. Locus bots now average over three million selections per day around the world. LocusBots have logged more than 20 million miles in customer depots, the equivalent of more than 670 times around the Earth or 35 round trips to the Moon.

The Locus warehouse fulfillment platform disrupts large-scale warehouse execution and distribution with an industry-leading, intelligent, dynamically scalable, bot-based solution. Locus delivers 2X-3X productivity by seamlessly coordinating both human labor and AMRs to dramatically improve order fulfillment efficiency and workplace ergonomics, while lowering operational costs.

With more than 230 contract sites worldwide—some with up to 500 LocusBots per site—the Locus solution efficiently and seamlessly organizes the operation and management of multiple bot form factors, delivers forward-looking business intelligence in real time, critical to improving productivity, and proactively manages labor and cost management.

About Locos Robots
Locus Robotics’ revolutionary multi-robot solution includes powerful, intelligent mobile robots that work collaboratively with human operators to improve the productivity of cutting handling, case handling, and pallet moving 2X – 3X, while optimizing labor and efficient utilization of warehouse space. Locus efficiently helps retailers, 3PLs, and specialty warehouses meet and exceed the increasingly complex and demanding demands of fulfillment environments. By integrating seamlessly into new and existing warehouse infrastructures at scale without disrupting workflows, Locus transforms productivity without transforming the warehouse.

Headquartered in Wilmington, MassachusettsLocus’ presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is centrally located in Amsterdamwith APAC located in Singapore.

In 2022 alone, Locus Robotics won more than 17 industry awards, including a nomination to Inc. 500 for the second consecutive year and a 2022 IFOY Award for Autonomous Mobile Robotics Solution in the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV/AMR) Category.

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