Robotic pick/pack system selected for AAG ‘super hub’

Warehouse robotics provider Exotec has announced a significant contract with Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) to equip the national distribution centre currently under construction in Yorkshire.

Steve Richardson (L) at warehouse ground-breaking ceremony in a file pic dated Oct 6 2022

The same firm has been working with AAG’s France subsidiary since June 2022 and that central warehouse in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry features Exotec’s suite of products, including automated stock picking systems known as  ‘Skypod’ and ‘Skypicker’ as well as Deepsky software and 1,700 metres of  ‘Skypath’ conveyor technology. The UK is expected to have a similar modular system.

Neil Warren, Group Logistics Director for AAG in the UK said, “I am very excited to utilise this technology in serving our customers as effectively and quickly as possible to ensure that we are a company that makes it easy for them to deal with based on the operational flexibility it gives us”.

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Rémy Malchirand, Executive Vice President for Western Europe at Exotec said: “After the successful implementation of our first system with AAG in France, we are very pleased to continue our partnership with AAG in the UK and are looking forward to working together. The team has a clear vision and we’re delighted to help them realise this with our innovative systems.”

“This deal encapsulates the success of our journey in the UK market so far and highlights the size and scale of projects we can implement for customers. Our systems and product offerings will enable a fully automated warehouse that is simple, flexible, and scalable for AAG – allowing for smooth growth and implementation as they expand across Europe.”

AAG’s 1m sq ft ‘super hub’ is under construction at a site near Rotherham and is planned to open in 2025.

Published by Greg Whitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist @GregWhitaker5

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