Ocado, the world’s largest online-only supermarket, has opened the doors to one of its highly automated warehouses in the UK, giving everyone the ability to learn more about the systems that power its operations.
The company said that by far the most differentiating feature of the Andover fulfilment centre is the revolutionary goods-to-person system. Inside the highly automated warehouse is a three-storey high aluminium grid containing stacks of white storage crates of grocery items. On top of the grid is a fleet of robots that pick up crates from each stack and deliver them to pick stations where personal shoppers assemble the customer orders.
The robots have been designed in-house by and embody, said Ocado, the most efficient warehouse logistics solution ever designed.
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