Locus Robotics Named Top Robotics Company to Watch in 2016

Robotics Business Review unveils its fifth annual RBR50 List

New York, NY - February 17, 2016 - Massachusetts-based warehouse robotics company Locus Robotics (www.locusrobotics.com) has been named one of Robotics Business Review's 2016 RBR50. The RBR50 is an international compilation of 50 of the most innovative, noteworthy companies in the robotics industry, chosen based on their commercial success and potential.


"We are honored that Locus Robotics has been chosen as one of the 2016 RBR50," said Bruce Welty, CEO and co-founder of Locus Robotics. "This accolade represents a major milestone for Locus. We are thrilled at the feedback we've received since our launch in November 2015, and look forward to delivering dramatic productivity benefits for warehouse operators around the world."

Robotics Business Review received RBR50 nominations from companies in over 11 countries, ranging from large conglomerates to lesser-known startups. The 2016 RBR50 represents the most dynamic robotics companies that are indicative of where the global robotics industry is headed.

"The World Economic Forum cites 2016 as the launch of the 4th Industrial Revolution, and has tabbed robotics as the lead player in that transformation. Each of the RBR50 for 2016 should be duly proud that the robotics community has selected them to lead this charge," said Tom Greene, Robotics Business Review Editor-in-Chief.

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ABOUT LOCUS ROBOTICS
Leveraging years of direct warehouse operations experience and deep firsthand knowledge of warehouse robotics, Locus has engineered a new approach to mission critical fulfillment operations. The Locus platform delivers greater throughput, reduced costs and unparalleled flexibility in moving inventory and orders through a fulfillment center. This efficiency and flexibility in turn allow operators to keep up with the increasingly complex demands of channel partners and consumers. For more information, visit www.locusrobotics.com.

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