Intralogistics company Dematic recently announced at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Conference & Expo the expansion of its Dematic Micro-Fulfillment solution for general merchandise and apparel industries.
“The retail market is ripe for automation disruption, demonstrated by the immediate interest we’ve received from leading retail brands wanting to know more about micro-fulfillment,” said Hasan Dandashly, Dematic President and CEO. “We began this by helping our grocery customers power the future of commerce with micro-fulfillment — general merchandise and apparel represent a natural next step. We believe the Dematic Micro-Fulfillment solution will soon set the standard for modern order fulfillment, and our proven automation technology and global scale uniquely positions us to advance fulfillment strategies for retail brands worldwide.”
Dematic Micro-Fulfillment solution can be installed in as little as 12 weeks and in locations as small as 10,000 sq. ft. This compact design makes it possible to install in the back of existing retail locations, directly supporting online orders for consumers within a specific radius. This enables companies to make better use of space at existing storefronts, streamline e-commerce order fulfillment and last-mile delivery.
Software developed for the Dematic Micro-Fulfillment solution drives intelligent operation and tightly integrates with enterprise systems, so retailers retain control of their data.
This announcement quickly follows the commercial availability of Dematic’s Micro-Fulfillment solution and the company’s first public installation announcement with leading U.S. grocer Meijer. Meijer’s system is scheduled to be operational in Q1 2020, and Dematic expects to share additional customer installation momentum in the coming months.
Dematic is an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future of commerce. With engineering centers, manufacturing facilities and service centers located in more than 25 countries, Dematic’s global network of 7,000 employees have helped achieve more than 6,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, supply chain solutions and related services, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
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