Fetch Robotics, a developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has partnered with Körber Supply Chain, a global supply chain technology company. The partnership makes Körber a global reseller, advisor and integrator of Fetch’s AMRs and cloud robotics software.
Formerly Körber Logistics Systems, Körber Supply Chain consists of Aberle, Aberle Software, Cirrus Logistics, The Cohesio Group, Consoveyo, DMLogic, HighJump, inconso, Otimis, Langhammer, Riantics and Voiteq. Based on 40-plus years of experience, Körber provides an end-to-end offering for supply chain needs, including software, automation, voice/vision/mobility, robotics, materials handling equipment, systems integration and consulting. The company has 1,300 in-house professionals and nearly 100 strategic partners across the globe.
“Our partnership with Fetch Robotics allows us to extend the automation opportunity for our customers across the wide range of workflows involved in material movements in the warehouse,” said John Santagate, vice president of robotics at Körber Supply Chain – software. “Fetch has a strong portfolio of mobile robots that, when combined with the extensive supply chain knowledge and commitment to innovation at Körber, creates an optimized approach to flexible automation.”
In a statement, the companies said there is future opportunity to integrate Körber’s supply chain product portfolio, which includes voice and warehouse management systems, with Fetch’s AMRs.
“Körber’s relationship with Fetch is ‘collaborative innovation,'” said Sean Elliott, chief technology officer for Körber Supply Chain – software. “Together, we make supply chain complexity a strategic differentiator. We turn challenges into opportunities to deliver on our customers’ requirements like no one else in the industry.”
“Combining Fetch’s quick time to value and broad portfolio of AMR types along with Körber’s expertise, global network and comprehensive offerings is a game changer,” said Barry Phillips, chief marketing officer at Fetch Robotics It builds on our dedication to help customers now and as they grow.”
Earlier this week, Fetch introduced its Workflow Builder toolkit that allows customers to design, implement, and redesign their own workflows. Based on Blockly programming, Workflow Builder features a drag-and-drop interface that Fetch said non-programmers can learn. The key, according to Fetch, is that WorkFlow Builder allows customers to deploy flexible automation in days, doing all the work in-house without the need to rely on third-party integrators.