Klinkhammer takes over the representation of Exotec shuttle systems in the German-speaking countries

Nuremberg/Lille (11/2019) – On the LogiMAT exhibition in hall 1 stand C46 Klinkhammer Intralogistics GmbH presents autonomous shuttle robots. Klinkhammer expands its product portfolio by shuttle robots tak-ing over the transport to the order picker as well as the storage in the racking system of the small parts warehouse. As of now, e-commerce and retail suppliers in search of flexible, scal-able automated warehouse systems are able to buy Skypod systems of the company Exotec Solutions, integrated into their overall logistics with the warehouse management software and service of Klinkhammer.

The partnership between Exotec and the Nuremberg-based intralogistics specialist Klinkhammer with branches in Poland and Turkey extends primarily to the German-speaking countries as well as to Poland and Turkey. Exotec Solutions, headquartered in Lille in France, takes over the French direct sales and cooperates with regional representatives in the further European and international foreign countries. 

Customers in search of an overall solution for their logistics processes will benefit from the combination of innovative robot technology and system integration with the digital networking and competent on-site service of Klinkhammer. Short delivery times and many years of logistics know-how ensure highest quality and system availability. „Klinkhammer und Exotec are working together to create new innovative 4.0 logistics solutions maximizing productivity and flexibility for the customer“, explains Thomas Preller, Head of Business Development and responsable for new technologies at Klinkhammer.Romain Moulin, CEO of Exotec Solutions, adds, „Customers are searching for high-performing systems with a high throughput which will adapt to the dynamic development of the market and can be integrated easily into material flows and logistics systems“.

Autonomous robot shuttles 
The fleet of autonomous robot shuttles is able to navigate in the automated small-parts warehouse and on the floor. Using AI, the robot shuttles are moved in all directions and in height, i.e. in three dimensions. They remove containers from racks up to 10 meters in height and transport them to the order pickers. An elaborate conveyor pre-zone and lifting technology, as is the case with conventional shuttle warehouses, can thus be avoided. Through the use of additional robot shuttles, the system can be adapted to the dynamic market development of the customers and is therefore ideally suited to efficiently cope with a fluctuating order situation in the retail and e-commerce. The system redundancy enables a Skypod to be taken out of the fleet at any time without operational restrictions. The remote-controlled robots reach speeds of up to 4 meters per second. In combination with other conveyor and storage systems as well as the connection to goods receipt and shipping, Klinkhammer, a general contractor and system integrator, offers an overall intralogistics concept including digitization of the warehouse.

Exotec Solutions was founded in 2015. The company has already successfully installed 10 systems in this short time and plans to more than double this number by 2020. Exotec is a rapidly expanding provider of robot shuttles which stands for reliability and flexible scalability. At the LogiMAT, the Skypod-system was awarded the prize for the best product 2019 in the category „order picking, conveyor, lifting and storage technology”. 

Klinkhammer Intralogistics is a specialist for optimized logistics processes. From the innovative logistics concept and installation of the warehouse technology right through to trendsetting software Klinkhammer offers all services from one source. As independent intralogistics expert with an international focus, Klinkhammer has been one of the leading providers in Europe for almost 50 years. With its 360° philosophy the company sees itself as lifetime partner from analysis and planning to software development and turnkey delivery – including all-round support thanks to the Service24 concept. Our customers can always trust in our neutral overall assessment taking into account all relevant market trends.

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