AutoStore Wins "Best Product" Award at Europe's Logistics Exhibition LogiMAT 2011

(Newport News) Swisslog is proud to announce that AutoStore, Swisslog's "Goods to Person" piece-pick and storage solution, has won the prestigious "Best Product" award at LogiMAT 2011. The winner was chosen by an independent jury made up of representatives from industry, research and the media. LogiMAT is the international trade fair for distribution, material handling and information flow, held annually in Germany.

AutoStore is a revolutionary patented warehouse system for space-saving storage and cost-effective handling of piece-picked goods. It provides unmatched order fulfillment efficiency, combined with flexibility, scalability and space efficiency. It is a simple concept consisting of a cubical grid and plastic bins stored on top of, and adjacent to one another, with virtually no gaps in between for storing the goods. The bins are stored and retrieved by a series of robots that move on top of the grid. Each robot features its own functionality to lift the bins, move them to workstations and then place them back in the grid. Each robot can reach any bin, and each bin can get to every workstation, providing unmatched redundancy and agility for ever-changing requirements and peak demands. The storage position of goods inside the grid is automatically optimized so that frequently-ordered goods remain in the upper reaches of the grid for fast access. The size and form of the grid can also be adapted to any existing facility to ensure optimal space usage.

"We are very excited to receive this "Best Product" award," says Markus Schmidt, Senior Vice President of Swisslog. During the LogiMAT 2011 show we have had discussions with many visitors and experts and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are very happy that the panel which decided this award now confirms our opinion that AutoStore is transforming the goods-to-person solution landscape."

AutoStore has been installed at more than 10 customer sites throughout Europe and is part of the Swisslog solution family.

To learn more about AutoStore, join Swisslog's interactive webinar titled "Solving the Piece Picking Challenge with Award-Winning New Technology" on March 3rd at 11AM. Click on this link for more information and to schedule your participation:

A working AutoStore unit will also be on display at the ProMat Show, booth #2323 in Chicago, March 21-24. Contact Swisslog to schedule a private demonstration.


Markus Schmidt

Senior Vice President

Swisslog Logistics, Inc.

161 Enterprise Dr.

Newport News, VA 23603

Phone 866-732-835


About Swisslog

Swisslog ( ) is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals. Swisslog's solutions optimize customers' production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely on.

With North American operations located in Newport News, Virginia and Global Headquarters in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2000 staff in 20 countries worldwide.

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