Wincanton, a leading supply chain partner for UK business, today announces that it has made a multimillion-pound investment in autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technology to accelerate its eCommerce capabilities.
The Group is committed to investing in the latest, state-of-the-art automation and robotics technologies to support and service the demands of customers in the eCommerce market. This new fleet of 48 collaborative robots provides Wincanton with greater flexibility in its operations for customers, enabling it to better manage the fluctuating product volumes associated with high volume eFulfilment work.
The fleet will be deployed in the summer of 2022 at Wincanton’s Cygnia distribution centre “DC7” in Northampton, home to some of the UK’s leading mid-market, growth-oriented eCommerce brands, including Molton Brown.
The roll out of more AMRs across the Group is in line with Wincanton’s strategic focus on growing its eCommerce operations and builds on the capabilities that were added to the business with the acquisition of Cygnia Logistics in 2021.
James Wroath, Wincanton Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Wincanton is investing in automation and robotics to increase the agility, resilience and efficiency of our ecommerce customers’ supply chains. This, in turn, means that our customers can then focus their investment on product development.”