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DHL Japan deploys robots in its warehouse


While AGVs are often used for transportation of goods at manufacturing sites, it is rare for them to be used by logistics companies, where many tasks are done manually. DHL supply Chain will consider introducing more vehicles in the future based on the first AGV’s results.

The AGV “Key CArt”, made by toyota Industries Corporation, was first introduced in July and started operating in the DHl supply Chain warehouse from mid-August following a test run. With the AGV operating a maximum payload of 100kg (maximum towing capacity of 500kg) at a speed of up to 50 metres per minute inside the warehouse, DHL Supply Chain is able to increase the efficiency of warehouse operations by having the AGV convey goods between picking, packing and shipping areas.

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