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Egemin signs AutoStore distributor agreement Handling Automation
Last week Egemin Automation signed a distributor agreement with Norwegian’s Hatteland for the sales and installation of AutoStore storage systems. This makes Egemin an official AutoStore system integrator allowed to sell and install AutoStore systems in the Benelux countries.

AutoStore is an ingenious storage and order picking system in which plastic totes are stacked. Robots operate on top of an aluminium grid and retrieve the totes with items from the warehouse and bring them to the order picking station. According to Francis De Backer, Vice President at Egemin Automation, the biggest advantage of the AutoStore system is its flexibility. "It can be installed in any warehouse and fixed obstacles such as columns present no problem. The system is also very modular and can be perfectly adapted to the needs of the client. You can for instance incorporate a tunnel in the grid for fork lift trucks to drive through without any problems.” Egemin will control the AutoStore systems as a blackbox through E'wms®, Egemin’s warehouse management system.


Egemin has been designing and integrating advanced internal logistics systems for numerous applications and industries for decades. As a system integrator, you need to have good credentials to be eligible for such a partnership. “You need to have earned your chops in the area of logistics experience and knowledge, and you must offer an excellent service organisation that always assists the client where necessary," says Francis De Backer. "Now that we can offer AutoStore as part of logistics as a whole we, as an organisation, will be able to guarantee even more flexibility and efficiency."


Egemin Automation will introduce AutoStore as part of its product range to the general public at CeMAT 2014, the largest trade show in the world dedicated to intralogistics. Egemin will also present an AGV demo as well as emulation and E'wms software demos to highlight Egemin’s integrated logistics solutions for manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. Visit Egemin’s booth in Hall 27, Stand H14.

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Read the press release for more info and pictures of the AutoStore system

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