Berkshire Grey Accelerates Fulfillment with Intelligent Enterprise Robotics
June 18, 2021
Grey launched the next generation of Intelligent
Enterprise Robotic (IER) picking and mobility solutions
which incorporate a new generation of mobile robots.
This new generation of mobile robots offers increased
fulfillment throughput at a lower cost point to enable
shorter delivery times and support a larger number of
SKUs. Unlike fixed conveyor belts and early generation
mobile robots, Berkshire Grey’s intelligent fleets
harness the power of AI to orchestrate tens to thousands
of mobile robots to pick, organize, and deliver items
for a wide variety of customer and store orders.
“Rapid delivery for virtually any product is now table
stakes for fulfillment and the market has not offered
powerful solutions to enable most businesses to meet
this need,” says Kevin Prouty, Vice President at IDC.
“Companies like Berkshire Grey that have deep IP can
have a large advantage in orchestrating tens to
thousands of mobile robots, to pick millions of SKUs,
and enable a company to significantly accelerate
throughput at an attractive capital expenditure.
Innovations like these help companies to meet increasing
consumer expectations and to do so in a competitive
Transform any facility into a high throughput fulfillment system with minimal disruption to existing operations. Facilities can deploy the new robot systems in both existing and new fulfillment centers in one third of the time of legacy systems.
Handle greater SKU coverage than legacy systems – including heavier items, non-conveyables, and challenging items like shrink-wrapped packages (e.g., dog food bags, glass, water bottle packs).
Perform faster and more flexibly than traditional approaches – conducting agile any-induct-to-any-discharge organization of goods and incorporating intelligent on-field storage supporting many use cases.
Dually utilize storage locations as robot highways and handle diverse SKUs directly – the new robots can rotate and adjust positions, pass under shelves and conveyor belts, and function without a tray or tote container – all of which enable speedier throughput and reduced process costs.
developed this next generation of IER solutions to
achieve higher throughput at lower cost in a third of
the deployment time,” said Steve Johnson, President and
COO, “Berkshire Grey’s industrial-grade mobile robots
work together at unprecedented scale to deliver a
step-change in speed and intelligence for any
fulfillment center. Best of all, our software gets
smarter over time, speeding efficiencies, while enabling
maximum flexibility for businesses to meet rapidly
changing consumer demands.”