AutoStore developing micro-fulfilment centre for US specialty grocer

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Norwegian robotic technology company AutoStore is collaborating with Asian-American specialty grocer H Mart and system integrator Bastian Solutions on a fully automated micro-fulfilment centre (MFC), to support H Mart’s online grocery operations in New Jersey, USA.

According to AutoStore, its MFC solution is flexible and scalable and can be installed at the back of a store, enabling retailers to both reduce the average distance between an MFC and their customer and allow for  in-store pickup and rapid home delivery.

The AutoStore system is available for order fulfilment in e-grocery where storage density, operator productivity and lead time are fundamental to the business.

“H Mart’s investment in e-grocery automation will not only help the bottom line of their online business but will also benefit their customer base as a whole,” said Mike Demko, head of AutoStore’s MFC business line.

“We’re excited to work with Bastian Solutions in providing H Mart a solution that gives them greater operational efficiency and order accuracy, so customers receive exactly what they ordered.”

Read more: New AutoStore facility to test and replicate supply-chain environments

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