Autonomous mobile robot growth expected in 2020, claims SnapFulfil

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A growing number of brands will implement robots into their existing man-to-goods operations in 2020, rather than invest in an Amazon-style goods-to-person solution, believes warehouse management technology company SnapFulfil.

According to SnapFulfil managing director Tony Dobson, the Amazon approach “is simply too cost prohibitive for most small to medium sized businesses”.

Thus, Dobson said he believes solutions such as autonomous mobile robots, including the company’s SnapCart, which is due to launch in 2020, could fill that gap by introducing a cellular picking model that keeps pickers within a set zone and sends robots to them to pick up items.

“We are in the final stages of SnapCart’s exciting development and it has been designed to deliver the most efficient picking methodology available, rather than replace warehouse operatives,” said Dobson.

“It features an easy-to-use interface, so staff can be trained within minutes, plus carts can be added as needed to manage start-up costs and scalability.

“What’s more, it costs less than a third of other robotic solutions currently available and being application led it has been specifically engineered for the demands of a featureless warehouse environment.

“At 48 totes, it also carries more than any other man-to-goods cart on the market.”

Want to learn more about how automation is transforming warehouse operations? SnapFulfil is exhibiting at IntraLogisteX, which takes place on the 31st March and 1st April 2020 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Register your interest now at

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