RMT Robotics Wins Major Warehouse Automation Project for North American Beer Distributor


One of North America's largest beer distribution centers will utilize robotic case picking system to handle 300 SKUs and 250,000 cases per day

Grimsby, Ontario, Canada - RMT Robotics® (www.rmtrobotics.com), a Cimcorp Oy company, announces that it has been awarded a contract to supply a large-scale robotic case picking solution for a major North American beer distributor. The system, which has a footprint of less than 40,000 square feet, is designed to pick 300 SKUs at a rate of more than 250,000 cases per day. The project is scheduled to start in late 2011. Specific details of the contract are subject to confidentiality.

According to the distributor's director of information technology, the decision to go with the RMT Robotics case picking solution is based on the small footprint and innovative design coupled with the company's reputation for developing systems that streamline operations and improve service performance, which is in line with their own strategic business goals. They anticipate a significant increase in their throughput, order accuracy and overall productivity.

The automated case picking system consists of several robotic gantries, picking a mixture of loose cases and full layers. The system will provide 100 percent picking accuracy, reduce product damage and dramatically improve product traceability. An intelligent replenishment routine ensures the size of the system is minimized by storing only the inventory needed to fulfill orders.

For more information, please contact Derek Rickard, Distribution Systems Manager for RMT Robotics, at derekrickard@rmtrobotics.com.

For media information, please contact Kathryn Olive, Koroberi, Inc. (www.koroberi.com), by phone at +1 919-945-0563 or by e-mail at kathryn@koroberi.com.

About RMT Robotics

RMT Robotics (www.rmtrobotics.com), a Cimcorp Oy Company, engineers, manufactures and installs integrated solutions for materials handling. Recognized around the globe as an innovator, RMT Robotics supplies robotic gantry systems for warehousing and distribution applications.

With 30 years of proven automated material handling experience, RMT Robotics focuses on automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) using the latest in robotic gantry technology. Automating processes such as case and layer picking help our customers streamline and gain a competitive advantage over their competition.

About Cimcorp

Cimcorp (www.cimcorp.com) is a global leader in robotic material handling manufacturing and integration. Headquartered in Ulvila, Finland, the company has a proven track record in supplying fully automatic robotic gantry and picking solutions. Cimcorp robots help logistics operators improve throughput, reduce picking errors and damage, save space and improve control of the material flow. Cimcorp's gantry systems optimize storage capacity within robot cells and enhance picking capacity and order fulfillment efficiency.

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