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InVia to Install Robots in Alabama Warehouse

InVia Robotics has been selected by Fulfyld, a third-party logistics provider for e-commerce fulfillment, to provide mobile robots to its Huntsville, Alabama warehouse.

InVia Robotics has been selected by Fulfyld, a third-party logistics provider for e-commerce fulfillment, to provide mobile robots to its Huntsville, Alabama warehouse.

Financial terms of the deal between inVia in Westlake Village and Fulfyld in Harvest, Alabama, were not disclosed.

The inVia system includes a fleet of Picker autonomous mobile robots, its artificial intelligence-powered software and access to its robotics operation center for round-the-clock monitoring and support.

Lior Elazary, chief executive and co-founder of inVia, said that the system was specifically designed to increase productivity in e-commerce operations where more labor is required to ship directly to consumers.

“As consumer demands for next- or same-day delivery increase and labor supplies decrease, we’re able to help 3PLs (third party logistics companies) keep up and meet their (service level agreements),” Elazary said in a statement. “We are honored to have been chosen by Fulfyld to automate their fulfillment operations and look forward to helping to strengthen their business.”

AJ Khanijow, chief executive of Fulfyld, said that InVia’s robotics-as-a-service model was ideal for e-commerce fulfillment companies such as his, because it allows it to avoid large capital expenditures, which ultimately helps Fulfyld deliver better pricing to customers.

Spencer Mundt, chief operating officer for the fulfillment company, said the inVia system also extends its operational resources, not only by supplementing its workforce with robots, but also by finding greater efficiencies in its workflows so its teams can work smarter.

“We looked at all of the automation solutions on the market, and only inVia delivered the level of flexibility and productivity increases we needed for the level of service we’re committed to giving our customers,” Mundt said in a statement.

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.

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