Caja Robotics and intralogistics expert Fives partner to tackle new challenges in the European market
June 2022 – Caja Robotics, a leading provider of robotic and flexible goods-to-person solutions in fulfilment, engages in a close cooperation with Fives, one of the world’s leading provider and integrator of advanced material handling and smart automation solutions.
Through the mutual exchange of know-how and technical expertise as well as a deep understanding of customer needs and market demands, both companies will strengthen their position as key players in warehouse automation.
Caja Robotics’ solution is complementary to Fives’ technology portfolio and will allow Fives to expand its offering in piece picking and to address the apparel and footwear sector to help its customers meet the challenges of omnichannel automation, while giving Caja Robotics the extra boost needed to tackle the Southern European markets where Fives demonstrates leading positions.
“Automated warehouses are a competitive advantage for mastering the challenges of the future. Our customers also see it that way, which is why we want to proactively develop solutions for their requirements together with Caja Robotics.“
– Massimiliano Fochetti
Global EVP Sales and Marketing for Fives’ Smart Automation Solutions Division
Advanced software and specialized in-house robots to change the world of logistics
Caja Robotics has developed a solution for the flexible and scalable automation of warehouse logistics operations, which combines powerful robots, intelligently planned picking stations and powerful, AI-supported software. Controlled by Caja’s cloud-based advanced fleet man-agement, the robots move cartons and bins between the picking stations and the shelves and thus constantly optimize goods management and the entire warehouse operation. Caja’s state-of-the-art warehouse technology can be easily adapted to the existing warehouse structure, could readapt later with the changing needs, and is flexible enough to handle peaks in orders.
The solution is particularly fitted for the specific requirements of industries with fluctuating throughput figures, such as e-commerce and retail logistics.
The cooperation with Fives brings great potential for synergy effects for both companies.
“Automated warehouses are a competitive advantage for mastering the challenges of the future. Our customers also see it that way, which is why we want to proactively develop solutions for their requirements together with Caja Robotics,” explains Massimiliano Fochetti, Global EVP Sales and Marketing for Fives’ Smart Automation Solutions Division.
“We are glad to have found a partner in Fives who attaches great importance to further develop-ing our solution together with us. At the same time, we benefit from Fives’ sales strength. This is essential for our expansion on the European market”, emphasizes Ilan Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Caja Robotics.
A particular advantage of the cooperation is Fives’ extensive in-house experience and resources, which enable Caja Robotics to tailor its solution to the requirements of a wide range of custom-ers and target industries.
With 1,800 employees in Europe, Asia and North America, Fives’ Smart Automation So-lutions Division provides high-end automation solutions with a broad portfolio of propri-etary technologies and software for the retail and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), postal and courier, e-commerce, manufacturing industries and airport markets. As an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years, Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest in-dustrial players in various sectors such as steel, aerospace and special machining, alu-minum, the automotive and manufacturing industries, cement, energy, logistics and glass. The effectiveness of its R&D programs enables Fives to design forward-thinking solutions that anticipate industrials’ needs in terms of profitability, performance, quality, safety, and respect for the environment. In 2021, Fives’ turnover was €1.7 billion, with close to 8,200 employees in 25 countries.