Customer orders are placed online through their local grocery store and filled by Automated Micro Fulfillment Centers provided by Takeoff, where AI-enabled robots assemble full supermarket orders of 60 items in just a few minutes – a fraction of speed and cost versus current manual picking options.
Takeoff Technologies is a Boston-based company launching a brand new, groundbreaking technology that is bringing innovative automation to the eGrocery industry. The company has already partnered with multiple retailers including Albertsons, Stop and Shop, and Sedano's to roll out their robotics model.
Customer orders are placed online through their local grocery store and filled by Automated Micro Fulfillment Centers provided by Takeoff, where AI-enabled robots assemble full supermarket orders of 60 items in just a few minutes - a fraction of speed and cost versus current manual picking options. These centers have 1/10 the footprint of a typical supermarket thanks to innovative robotics and compact vertical spaces.
"The time is ripe for eGroceries," said Jose Vicente Aguerrevere, co-founder and CEO of Takeoff. "Grocers have been dipping their toes in eGroceries for years. Now it's time to jump in with both feet. Our automated, hyperlocal fulfillment centers enable grocers to do so with minimal operational costs".
Takeoff's Micro Fulfillment Centers are set to be built throughout the U.S., in urban and suburban locations, resulting in convenient and hyper-local solutions for grocery shoppers nationwide. Retailers can leverage underutilized real estate by turning existing stores into micro distribution centers with Takeoff's technology. These centers require only a small fraction of store space and can serve a broader market through a hub-and-spoke approach.
"Takeoff is a win-win for grocers and consumers across the board," said Max Pedro, co-founder and president of Takeoff. "Our eGrocery automation is a turn-key solution that uses robotics to unlock ultimate convenience for shoppers without need of charging fees or a price premium".
Takeoff is an eGrocery solution that empowers retailers to attain profitable online growth by leveraging automation at a hyper-local scale. Orders are placed online through established retailers (whether using their existing eCommerce platform or Takeoff's customized UI solution) and Takeoff's automated technology fulfills the order using robots in Micro Fulfilment Centers.
The company's robotics technology is proven and ready to deploy thanks to Takeoff's exclusivity agreement with Knapp, a leading global provider of automated warehouse solutions. By leveraging automated Micro Fulfillment Centers, Takeoff's innovative model operates at a much lower cost-to-serve than other eCommerce platforms, solving for both the cost of assembling the order and cost of the last mile. This results in savings for both shoppers and retail partners. For more information visit www.takeoff.com.