CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 13, 2018 -- Milton CAT and Vecna Robotics recently announced that the Massachusetts distribution center for Milton CAT, the leading provider of Caterpillar machine parts and services has successful integrated robotic lift truck technology into its operations. Vecna Robotics is a leader in next-generation, robotic, material-handling automatic ground vehicles (AGVs) and produces a full line of robots including the RL3600 lift truck.
The deployment has allowed Milton CAT to achieve its goals of finding affordable and advanced automation to improve fulfillment speed and optimize workflows for its 15-acre, 87,000-square-foot Milford parts operation that houses 220,000-line items.
“We sought robotic AGV integration primarily to improve customer service and reduce customer response time, but also to improve the employee experience and operations safety,” said Mike Erskine, Corporate Distribution Manager of the Milton CAT Milford distribution center. “This is the first step in a path to increasing the efficiency and automation in our processes, and Vecna Robotics is helping us achieve this with a scalable solution that will enable us to introduce more robots in a gated, progressive manner”
Vecna Robotics’ next-generation material-handling fleet provides highly scalable automation solutions that can be incrementally deployed alongside existing manual vehicles and have proven to be highly cost effective.
Erskine initially estimated a Return on Investment (ROI) within two years. However, performance has far exceeded expectations, “It’s easy to see that we will achieve that return much sooner,” he said.
Mid-sized and small businesses, in particular, require solutions that are customizable and scalable without necessitating mass overhaul in order to compete, says John Hayes, Vice President of Sales and Logistics for Vecna Robotics. “We’re excited that Milton CAT has already seen an impact on customer service, delivery time and overall efficiency.”
Vecna Robotics will have its autonomous, bulk material movement robotic AGVs and mobile robots on display at MODEX 2018, Booth # B4987.
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