Greenwich (Connecticut) - XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced plans to deploy 5,000 intelligent robots throughout its logistics sites in North America and Europe. The robots, which are designed to collaborate with humans, will supplement XPO’s existing workforce and support future growth.
XPO has a strategic partnership with GreyOrange Pte. Ltd., the robotics manufacturer, that makes XPO the exclusive logistics provider for use of the robots in North America, the United Kingdom and eight European countries.
“We’ve developed our logistics technology to integrate the latest intelligent automation and adapt it at lightning speed,” says Bradley Jacobs, chief executive officer of XPO Logistics. “This allows us to dramatically improve efficiency, fulfillment time and costs. The addition of 5,000 collaborative robots will make our logistics operations safer and more productive in picking, packing and sortation. These are important benefits for our customers ¾ particularly in the e-commerce and omnichannel retail sectors, where order speed and accuracy are essential ways to compete.”