Fulfillment Provider Fiege acquires perception-controlled picking robots from Magazino

Deployment will begin in September, when the robots will be implemented into Fieges Mega Center to pick shoes that have been ordered online.

7th September, 2016 - Munich-based startup, Magazino, has sold three perception-controlled, item-specific picking robots to fulfillment service provider, Fiege. Deployment will begin in September, when the robots will be implemented into Fieges Mega Center to pick shoes that have been ordered online. The perception-controlled and database-connected robot is able to pick single items, like shoe boxes, autonomously with its laser and camera-system, as well as transport them to the desired destination.

CEO and Co-Founder of Magazino, Frederik Brantner, said: "We are at a point in time where revolutionary solutions are being developed in a market that is crying out for disruption, and Magazino is at the forefront of driving this innovation.
"Incredible headway is being made within automation, computer vision and intelligent programming which means robots today are perception-driven, and reacting to their environment, which is particularly exciting when it comes to opportunities in the warehouse. From the beginning, it was fundamental to us that the robots are able to work alongside humans, as their implementation is intended to complement the existing workforce."
Jens Fiege, CEO of Fiege, is looking forward to the joint project with Magazino, he said:
"With the implementation of new technologies, we pursue the goal to make our logistics processes quicker and more efficient. The robots of Magazino are an exciting project to digitise our warehouses even more. I believe, with our practical expertise, we are contributing to the development of applying robotics within intralogistics."
Magazinos TORU Cube, which receives its picking-orders via WLAN, is able to pick rectangular-shaped objects, up to a weight of three kilograms, from the lowest up to the highest shelf of a regular storage system. The robot can store six to eight shoeboxes in its internal storage space and can, therefore, execute numerous orders in one run. Due to its safety laser, the TORU robot recognises obstacles, as well as humans, in its environment and uses these as points of reference to orientate and pinpoint its location in the warehouse. This means reflectors or markers on the ground are not necessary. Once learned, the intuitive robot is able to share, via WLAN, self-created maps of its environment and experience with certain barriers with new robot-colleagues that join the fleet.
Printable pictures and further information about TORU can be found here: http://www.magazino.eu/news/

Magazino GmbH, with its headquarters in Munich, was founded by Frederik Brantner, Lukas Zanger and Nikolas Engelhard in 2014. Since then, the startup has grown to more than 50 employees. Magazino builds and develops perception controlled, mobile robots for intralogistics. The order-picking-robot, TORU, is the latest development from Magazino. Until now it was only possible to automated pick whole boxes and pallets. Now, with TORU, it is possible to pick a single item. Magazinos technology contains 2D and 3D cameras which makes it possible to identify and locate a single object within the shelf, pick it safely and finally transport it precisely to the desired location. The intelligent robot TORU works side-by-side with humans and delivers the desired parts at the right time to the workplace or to the shipping station. With this solution Magazino delivers the perfect Item-logistic for the industry 4.0. For more information, visit: www.magazino.eu

The Fiege Group with its headquarters in Greven, Westfalen is one of the leading providers in logistics in Europe. Their expertise is manly the development and realizing of integrated, holistically logistic systems. They are known as a pioneer of contract-logistics. The Group generated a turnover of 1,4 billion Euros with its 10.500 employees in 2015. 160 locations and cooperations in 15 countries form a close logistic network. 2.7 billion square meters of warehouse and logistic space show the performance capability of the company. For more information, visit: www.fiege.com

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