XPO Logistics lança projecto-piloto de tecnologia robótica em França
Lyon, France | March 24, 2021
XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has announced a new technology pilot program in collaboration with Balyo, a specialist developer of robotics for handling goods. XPO is the first logistics company in Europe to test Balyo’s latest robotic reach truck under real-life conditions. The first pilot is underway at an XPO distribution hub near Blois, France.
Malcolm Wilson, XPO’s chief executive officer – Europe, said, “We’re pleased that our on-site tests will help optimize intelligent reach trucks for the logistics environment. As we pilot the robotics in our operations, we’re also exploring these applications to increase efficiency for customers and to support our employees.”
Pascal Rialland, chief executive officer at Balyo, said, “We’re working closely with XPO to enhance our latest robotic reach technology for their state-of-the-art distribution centers. Our collaboration validates the performance of our autonomous robots in specific applications in order to deliver the greatest benefit to XPO’s operations.”
As empilhadoras robotizadas do projecto-piloto têm uma altura de elevação de 11 metros e podem ser manobradas em corredores estreitos até uma altura baixa de 2,9 m, enquanto se movem de 10 a 20 paletes por hora, dependendo da aplicação. Operam com segurança em ambientes mistos de armazém, operando junto de funcionários e empilhadoras clássicas. A Balyo desenvolve os seus robots autónomos em colaboração com a Linde Material Handling.
“The pilots leverage our longstanding relationship with XPO and our exciting partnership with Balyo,” said Holger Böhme, vice president, international key accounts, Linde Material Handling. “Together, we’re advancing efficient logistics operations and technologies to deliver significant benefits every day.”