Schoeller Allibert is proud to announce our partnership with Alert Innovation & Walmart that is driving an online retail revolution:
Micro-fulfillment has been identified as the best way for North American grocery companies to compete against Amazon, receiving significant media attention in the past month. For more than one year, Walmart tested and ranked automated retail solutions and plastic tote designs with the intent of driving a paradigm shift in the online retail market. After thorough testing, the Alert Innovation Alphabot storage system, utilizing the Schoeller Allibert “Alphatote,” was chosen by Walmart to reinvent their online shopping and pick-up experiences.
Schoeller Allibert worked in collaboration with Alert Innovation for the design of the Alphatote, sub-totes (expandable) and tote guides. These are exclusively used within the Alphabot system.
Specially designed autonomous robots transport the Alphatote horizontally, vertically and even on flat ground to fill new customer orders. The pilot system (Salem, NH) is now fully operational. Walmart and Alert Innovation are planning to propagate the automated retail solution (Alphabot) to California and Oklahoma, USA in 2020 .
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