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DHL Supply Chain Passes 500 Million Picks Using Locus Robotics Autonomous Mobile Robots 

June 13, 2024

Global logistics leader's deployment of fleets of LocusBots across 35 sites around the world enables rapid achievement of productivity milestone  

WILMINGTON, Mass – (June 13, 2024)  –
Locus Robotics, the leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, today announced that its valued customer, DHL Supply, the global leader in contract logistics, reached the milestone of 500 million picks accomplished using Locus' innovative LocusBot robots. This achievement underscores the transformative impact of Locus' AMR technology on productivity and operational efficiency at an unprecedented scale. 

The historic 500 millionth pick occurred on May 18, 2024, at DHL's Toledo, Spain facility, where a LocusBot retrieved a consumer home goods product.  While it took 2.5 years for DHL to reach the first 10 million picks, the next 100 million picks were accomplished in just 28 months. Remarkably, the last 100 million picks took a mere 154 days. Attaining this milestone exemplifies the power of human-robot collaboration and the exponential growth of the technology, with LocusBots seamlessly augmenting DHL's human workforce to deliver unparalleled performance. 

"At DHL, we are relentlessly focused on driving innovation and operational excellence through our Accelerated Digitalization strategy aimed at deploying automated solutions at scale," said Sally Miller, Chief Information Officer at DHL Supply Chain. "Locus Robotics has been a trusted partner in this effort and this milestone achievement underscores the improved productivity, accuracy, and employee ergonomics we’ve enjoyed across our global network." 

With LocusBots deployed at more than 35 DHL-managed sites worldwide, the partnership between the two companies continues to thrive, setting new benchmarks for efficiency and performance in the logistics industry. 

"We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous achievement with our esteemed partner, DHL Supply Chain," said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. "Their unwavering commitment to innovation and their trust in our LocusBot solution have been instrumental in attaining this remarkable milestone. We are proud to play a pivotal role in DHL's ongoing success and look forward to many more milestones as we continue our collaboration." 

Locus Robotics' revolutionary, multi-bot solution incorporates powerful and AI-driven, intelligent AMRs that operate collaboratively with human workers, dramatically improving productivity while reducing labor requirements compared to traditional fulfillment systems. This award-winning technology helps solve challenges faced by companies across multiple industries, including labor shortages, inefficient processes, and the need to meet ever-increasing throughput demands. 

DHL – The logistics company for the world 

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivaled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express delivery as well as road, air, and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With a unique presence in developing and emerging countries and specialized solutions for growth sectors including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, automobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world.” 

DHL is part of DHL Group. In 2023 the Group reported a revenue of more than €81.8 billion. The Group  contributes to the world through responsible business practices, corporate citizenship, and environmental activities. DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by the year 2050 

About Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics’ revolutionary, multi-bot solution incorporates powerful and intelligent autonomous mobile robots that operate collaboratively with human workers to dramatically improve piece‐handling, case-handling, and pallet-moving productivity 2X–3X, while optimizing labor and making efficient use of warehouse space. Locus helps retailers, 3PLs, and specialty warehouses efficiently meet and exceed the increasingly complex and demanding requirements of fulfillment environments. Easily integrating into large-scale new and existing warehouse infrastructures without disrupting workflows, Locus transforms productivity without transforming the warehouse. 

In 2024 alone, Locus Robotics has won more than 27 industry awards, including being named to the Inc. 500 for the second year in a row and a 2022 IFOY Award for its Autonomous Mobile Robot Solution in the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV/AMR) category.