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Locus Robotics Partners With John Lewis To Revolutionize Fulfilment

March 18, 2024

Cutting-edge AMR robotic technology enhances operational efficiency and speeds order fulfilment at new state-of-the-art customer fulfilment centre. 

Wilmington, MA, USA - March 18, 2024 - Locus Robotics, the market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfilment warehouses, today announced its partnership with John Lewis & Partners following deployment of Locus AMRs at their distribution centre in Milton Keynes. This represents the first deployment of mobile robotics automation at John Lewis and the continued expansion of Locus Robotics' footprint in the UK. John Lewis has seen a 50% increase in their picking rates following the introduction of Locus on their site.

The LocusBots collaborate with partners at the site to improve productivity and efficiency in order fulfilment while also improving worker ergonomics and safety by eliminating unproductive walking time and the need to push heavy carts or lift items. The robotic fleet is helping John Lewis achieve greater throughput and accuracy as it scales up its ecommerce operations to meet rising customer demand. 

We are delighted to be working with John Lewis as they embark on their Robotics journey at their Fenny Lock Distribution & Fulfilment Centre" said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. "Our LocusBots have proven their value time and again by enabling warehouses to easily double or triple productivity. We look forward to helping John Lewis leverage our cutting-edge robotics solution to enhance operations and ensure a positive customer experience."   

"Locus stood out to us for their proven technology and their experience deploying in some of the world's most innovative facilities", said John Munnelly, Distribution Director at John Lewis. " The Locus solution has provided the performance levels and reliability we need to keep up with the increasing focus on efficiency and in support of our customer service standards". 

The LocusBots enable partners to safely and efficiently fulfill ecommerce orders placed on for fast, accurate shipment to consumers. By optimising fulfilment workflows, the robotic solution enables the retailer to meet rising order volumes by empowering Partners with innovative automation tools that increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve workplace quality. 

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.

Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Locus’s EMEA presence is centrally located in Amsterdam, with APAC presence located in Singapore.

In 2022 alone, Locus Robotics has won more than 17 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.

Headquarters Location: U.S.A.


About the John Lewis Partnership 

 The John Lewis Partnership is the UK’s largest employee owned business and parent company of two cherished retail brands - John Lewis and Waitrose, which are owned in Trust by over 74,000 Partners. 

They have 34 John Lewis shops plus one outlet and 329 Waitrose shops across the UK, along with and They also have two international sourcing offices, a soft furnishings factory, various distribution centres, three Waitrose & Partners cookery schools, a content production hub, heritage centre and their own Waitrose & Partners farm.  

John Lewis 

John Lewis began trading over 150 years ago in 1864 on London's Oxford Street and is a leading omni-channel retailer in the UK with 34 John Lewis shops and a growing online business - They also offer a range of financial products from Home Insurance to Foreign Currency and their credit card, the Partnership Card through John Lewis Finance. 

John Lewis are proud to have always been a place where people go to celebrate the big life milestones. Now, people are bringing joy to each moment – not just the big days, but the everydays too. Now they have a new promise to their customers, to be there for all life's moments.