Urbx Logistics, the world’s first on-demand robotics fulfillment system for last-mile delivery, announced it has selected Celestica Inc, a leader in design, manufacturing, and supply chain solutions, to provide engineering and manufacturing solutions as part of the mass-market introduction and distribution of the revolutionary Urbx system.
The Urbx system leverages robotics and automation to redefine last-mile ecommerce with a unique ability to pick and pack multi-item orders in minutes via an exclusive vertical configuration that will redefine how retailers sell and consumers receive their favorite items. These solutions have the potential to transform how grocery chains, factories, retailers and distribution centers achieve on-demand order fulfillment.
Celestica’s Robotics Center of Excellence will provide robotic engineering and manufacturing expertise in support of the Urbx solution. Urbx selected Celestica based on the company’s expertise in robotics and more than 25-year history of manufacturing excellence in helping OEMs bring complex products to market through their global supply chain strength, focus on quality, automation and best-in-class engineering capabilities.
“We need to ensure we meet our customers’ requirements at the scale and quality that the market demands and our partnership with Celestica will enable us to do just that,” explained Lincoln Cavalieri, CEO of Urbx. “With increasing demand from consumers to receive grocery and retail items immediately, and often via home-delivery, partnering with Celestica will enable us to meet the high demand for the Urbx system throughout metropolitan areas around the world.”
“We will serve as an extension of Urbx’s team to accelerate the development and delivery of its innovative last mile e-commerce fulfillment system to their global customers,” added Matthew Wicks, Director of Robotics, Celestica. “Urbx will leverage our global supply chain network, engineering expertise and full-scale production capabilities to help bring their next-gen robotics solutions to life.”
About Urbx Logistics
Urbx is the world’s first on-demand robotics fulfillment system for last-mile delivery. Urbx uses cutting edge robotics technology to enable retailers to automate and optimize the in store picking process. The Urbx micro-fulfillment solution uses vertical architecture with a dual-bot system to fulfill orders at high speeds while maximizing density. By using vertical spaces with a small footprint, Urbx enables major savings in real estate costs compared to traditional retail structures. Urbx is based in Boston, Massachusetts, with last-mile installations going live with name brand retailers later this year.