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A Crowded Cube Storage Space
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Following a visit to LogiMAT 2023 in Stuttgart, Germany it became clear that the Cube Storage sector, pioneered by AutoStore in the 1990's, has become increasingly attractive to many different companies. There appeared to be an influx of startups and legacy companies targeting the Cube Storage sector and some of the people we talked to confirmed this impression from the April trade show. Most of these vendors are European, mainly from Germany and Netherlands. Note also that these companies targeted the Cube Storage space from a variety of angles, i.e. for storage or for transportation, etc. Volume Lagertechnik had developed a robot with...
Trade Show Review: Promat 2023
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Fabric lays off 40% and shifts business model
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Fabric cuts 40% of staff Fabric recently announced it was laying off 40% of its staff and changing its business model (source). STIQ has tracked Fabric for a few years and this is our view of the announced changes: FABRIC: Website | LinkedIn | Crunchbase | YouTube | WarehouseAutomation Fabric was founded in Israel in 2015 under the name "Commonsense Robotics". In 2019, the company changed its name to Fabric (source). (formerly known as) The original business model appeared to target grocery customers with fulfilment equipment with Fabric operating as a vendor of material handling equipment. A lack of traction among grocery customers may have...
Ocado Re:imagined - STIQs view
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This blog post outlines STIQs view of the new product releases in Ocado's January 2022 Re:imagined event and includes comments from STIQs presentation with Credit Suisse (equity research team) on January 31st, 2022. Agree? Yes/No? We invite your comments on this blog post! On Wednesday January 26th, 2022, Ocado Group updated the world on some of its more recent developments. These broadly fell into hardware and software developments: Hardware 600 Series Bot On Grid Robotic Pick Automated Frame Load Software Swift Router Orbit Flex 600 Series Bot The new upgraded bot featured a 3D printed chassis, what STIQ believe to be wireless charging plate...