DHL, the world’s largest logistics company, recently opened its Americas Innovation Center in Chicago, expanding its global innovation to the Americas. Joining the DHL Innovation Center in Cologne, Germany, and the Asia Pacific Innovation Center in Singapore, the Americas Innovation Center will exhibit technologies that DHL is already implementing across the region as well as investigate and test future solutions that can provide significant productivity and efficiency gains.
DHL’s new state-of-the-art 28,000 square foot facility provides a collaborative space for DHL to work with its customers and its technology partners. The center showcases technologies that have already provided productivity increases, especially in peak volume times such as the holiday season. The technologies use various robotic solutions including automated guided vehicles that can ferry goods through warehouses, mobile robots that can facilitate order fulfilment in e-commerce operations and collaborative robots designed to help with repetitive tasks, such as picking and packing.
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