Pittsburgh, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/11/2014 -- Peter Bak, the new European Representative for Seegrid, discussed the issues facing European material handling companies in 2014. Bak will be introducing new Seegrid products for the European market at LogiMAT 2014 in two weeks.
Bak explained in-sourcing of production and distribution will require efficient and flexible automation. After waves of outsourcing, many European material handling companies are now pulling operations back. This trend requires these companies to develop processes and to implement technology to build efficiency and to ensure the necessary agility in a dynamic market place.
Bak noted, “Efficiency calls for automation and robotics. Intelligent automation of material handling must support key business processes, allow competent staff to focus on value-adding activities, and have the ability to adapt to rapidly changing needs. An ever increasing focus on productivity, consistency, and safety forces European material handling companies to include robotics in their logistics chain. Robotics will provide productivity and relieve staff from dangerous, dirty, and dull tasks.”
The individualization of products—even in volume productions—and the increased integration of customers and business partners underline the need for flexible, yet consistent and reliable material handling automation.
LogiMAT is the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe being held between 25 and 27 February 2014. International exhibitors and decision-makers from industry, trade, and the service sectors will be coming together at the new exhibition centre at Stuttgart Airport to find the best products and best practices. The focus will be on innovative products, solutions and systems for procurement, warehouse, production, and distribution logistics. Seegrid will be located at Hall 8, Stand #471.
Seegrid flexible AGVs utilize vision-guided technology for navigation, with no changes to the infrastructure. The innovative technology allows vehicles to be trained and deployed in a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility quickly and efficiently, eliminating non-value-added repetitive tasks. The vision system provides operators complete route flexibility, as the AGV routing can be re-programmed in a matter of minutes supporting the up-to-date needs of every facility.
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Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Seegrid (http://www.seegrid.com), the prognosis for continued growth for Seegrid is exceptional, and whether developing robotic vision-guided solutions for manufacturing, warehousing or distribution centers, Seegrid is part of the reform for the materials handling industry for Europe. Follow Seegrid Corporation on Twitter at @Seegrid.
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