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  June 14th, 2024 | Written by

AutoStore Expands Global Footprint with New Robot Factory in Thailand

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AutoStore, a leader in warehouse automation technology, has announced the opening of a new assembly factory in Rayong Province, Thailand. This strategic expansion aims to support the company’s global growth, particularly in key markets such as Japan, Korea, and the United States.

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With over 1,450 systems deployed across 54 countries, AutoStore boasts the world’s most widely used automated fulfillment system. The new factory in Thailand is set to enhance the company’s ability to deliver its advanced automated storage and retrieval systems to North American warehouses more efficiently. In the U.S. alone, 232 systems and 17,000 robots are already operational, serving top brands like Puma, Gucci, and Best Buy to meet the increasing demands of e-commerce.

“Since 2012, our robots have been manufactured and shipped exclusively from Poland,” said Mats Hovland Vikse, CEO of AutoStore. “With the rising demand for our automated fulfillment systems in North America and worldwide, opening a second factory became crucial to better serve our current and future customers. Thailand’s workforce availability, proximity to harbors and airports, favorable labor costs, and government incentives made it the ideal location for our new factory.”

AutoStore’s COO, Israel Losada Salvador, highlighted the company’s rapid capacity expansion: “In the last 24 months, we have tripled our existing capacity and set a structure to increase it tenfold in another 24 months if needed. Our expansion into Thailand not only boosts capacity but also diversifies our supplier base. This move has reduced our lead times from 34 weeks to 20 weeks.”

AutoStore’s innovative system replaces traditional shelf-based storage and manual retrieval with a cube-based modular storage system. Using state-of-the-art robots, this system accelerates order fulfillment, maximizes warehouse space, and improves operational efficiency.

The new factory is expected to create around 80 jobs in its first year, with plans to expand to 200-300 jobs by 2026. AutoStore aims to produce 15,000 robots within the next 18 months, doubling its current capacity to meet the growing demand in North America.

This latest expansion complements the company’s recent opening of a new U.S. headquarters in the greater Boston area and the strengthening of key customer partnerships, including with U.S.-based medical supply leader Medline.

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