Yusen Logistics, a leading provider of contract logistics and air/ocean freight forwarding has selected Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions to deliver the innovative AutoStore Automated System in Singapore. The autonomous robots, which sit on the top of an aluminum grid as part of the innovative storage system, is expected to go into operation in 2017.
This light goods automatic storage and retrieval system (AutoStore) investment is a result of Yusen Logistics’ deep insight into the philosophy of the shared economy and the need to manage rising business costs in the current global, lower-growth economy.
“The future of logistics is paved with innovation and automated technology. The industry has been transforming and growing in the coming years. The third party logistics industry itself is gearing up to take on the challenges and the opportunities offered by the latest technological advancements. With innovative systems like AutoStore, it allows us to be ready for the future of logistics,” says Mr Francis Kwa, Head of Contract Logistics, Yusen Logistics. “Innovation will bring about a brighter future as new skills, and innovative products and services are created.”