AHS Introduces Skypod Technology in the U.S.

CINCINNATI, OH, Sept. 3, 2019 — AHS (Advanced Handling Systems), a full-service provider of integrated fulfillment, distribution, and robotic solutions, has formed a partnership with Exotec Solutions- a French-based Goods-To-Person picking system provider based on mobile robots named Skypod System.

Exotec Solutions, founded by Romain Moulin and Renaud Heitz in 2015, specializes in robotics solutions for the retail and ecommerce industries. Utilizing 3D mobile robots (Skypods) to transfer bins of goods from a 10-meter mass storage to a picking operator.

The Skypod system is the first of its kind to use 3D mobile robots that are able to move in three dimensions. Laser scanner navigation and AI allow the Skypods to navigate in a multi-directional manner, carrying 30+ kg bins, freeing up time for the warehouse team members to focus on packing and shipping, avoiding long-distance walks to access inventory.

“The Skypod System answers to a strong need we have identified since the creation of Exotec four  years ago,” said Moulin. “Customers are looking for high performance and high-density systems that can be easily modified to follow the unpredictable growth of their business.”

With AHS’ 45+ years of expertise in the material handling industry coupled with Exotec’s advanced technology, the partnership is what the U.S. warehousing industry needs to keep up with the ever-evolving demands of today’s consumers.

“Exotec has answered the challenge of scalability in the Goods-to-Person space. There are a number of options available to the market but none scale like Exotec. We are excited and have seen significant interest in the technology. This is a game changer” says Dave Tavel, Executive Vice President of AHS.





About AHS

AHS is a full-service provider of integrated fulfillment and distribution solutions within the supply chain. For more than 45 years, AHS has been combining the power of creative design with a strategic selection of equipment manufacturers to create best-in-class fulfillment and distribution solutions for a wide variety of industries and clients. AHS is uniquely equipped with its proven 6 step DesignBuild process to understand our customers’s current state. This understanding allows AHS to provide solutions that streamline and improve employee productivity, order cycle times, and order accuracy supporting what AHS refers to as the “Future State”. AHS continues to focus on accommodating the ongoing interest and deployment of high-end automation, goods-to-person, and AMR’s along with traditional fulfillment solutions for its customers. For more information, visit www.ahs1.com.

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