United Drug, Ireland’s largest pharmaceutical distribution company, and Locus Robotics, the market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfilment warehouses, have been named winners of the “Best Use of Cobotics” award at the prestigious Robotics & Automation Awards in London. The award recognises the innovation and significant added value of the Locus AMR solution to improving efficiency and productivity at United Drug’s Baldonnel distribution centre, while also improving the overall workplace ergonomics for workers. The LocusBots’ seamless integration with the warehouse team has enabled United Drug to efficiently meet growing e-commerce demand and double productivity.
Paul Malone, Head of Operations for UDD & UDC at United Drug Ireland, added: “Locus has been an invaluable partner in scaling our operations to help meet our customers’ growing demands. The LocusBots truly partner with our warehouse team to drive optimal efficiency and create better jobs and allow our employees to thrive in an optimised and safe environment. We’re thrilled to see this work recognised.”
“Locus is honoured to receive this prestigious industry recognition alongside our customer, United Drug. Our commitment to innovation, proven usability and fast time to value has helped them to optimise their fulfilment productivity and efficiency to meet ever-increasing order volumes,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “This award further validates our mission to provide cost-effective and highly productive robotics automation solutions for the e-commerce and fulfilment industry around the world.”
The Robotics & Automation Awards highlight innovation demonstrated by both British and international organisations in the application of robotic or automated systems throughout the supply chain, across logistics, manufacturing, retail, food and beverage, aerospace, cleaning and sanitation, construction, agriculture industries. Locus and United Drug continue to make great strides in optimising and improving efficiency across all areas of their partnership. By maintaining a dedicated focus on customer needs and closely managing margins, they have achieved significant gains in supply chain optimisation, inventory management, and order fulfilment.