GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – September 27, 2017 – Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the North American market availability this fall of the iGo neo CX 20, a dual-use automated guided vehicle (AGV).
As a dual-use or hybrid AGV, the iGo neo can operate as both a traditional walkie-rider machine or as a fully automatic AGV. As an AGV, the iGo neo follows the operator at all times during the picking cycle, eliminating the time-consuming actions of getting on and off the machine during picking to move to the next location and also walking with product over distance to the machine.
The iGo neo represents a significant leap in ergonomic order fulfillment technology that can improve overall picking performance by up to 30%, and potentially even more when coupled with a Pick-to-Voice system.
"Dematic is excited to bring the iGo neo to North America," said Bryan Knott, Mobile Automation product manager, Dematic. "We've seen a strong market demand for increasing mixed case picking efficiency, which leads to higher outputs of distribution centers. The iGo neo not only eliminates the need to drive the vehicle between pick positions, it does so without any infrastructure changes or additional equipment. It is truly an out-of-the-box solution that can be deployed and fully operational in hours, not days and is the first of its kind in the industry."
The iGo neo is powered by STILL and will be sold in North America by Dematic. The vehicle was officially unveiled at the Material Handling and Logistics Conference (mhlc.com), sponsored by Dematic, and will also be on display at the KION North America dealer sales update meeting event in Charleston, South Carolina on October 26. KION is the parent company of both Dematic and STILL.
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.