Fulfillment Automation Provider 6 River Systems Announces General Availability in Europe

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/blackfriday?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#blackfridaylt;/agt;–6 River Systems, Inc., the provider of the world’s first and only fully
collaborative mobile robotics solution, is pleased to announce general
availability in Europe just two years after the company’s U.S. debut.
Their announcement is timed with the first European deployments of their
solution.

“We’re very excited to offer our warehouse automation solutions to the
European market,” Chris Lingamfelter, 6
River Systems
(6RS) Vice President of Sales said. “Europe has a rich
history in warehouse automation. Historically, automation projects were
very large and complicated and expensive to implement. Our approach
offers European warehouse operators of all sizes a new, flexible and
scalable way to automate.”

“Europe is very strategic for us as we want to offer our customers a
global solution,” Rylan Hamilton, 6RS’ co-CEO and co-founder added. “We
understand just how competitive and demanding the European market is and
we wanted to do this right. We have spent the past year getting ready
for this launch. We have an experienced international team and an
excited European customer base.”

The 6 River Systems solution is powered by robots called “Chucks” and
cloud-based software. The Chucks communicate with the software to
coordinate all the tasks on warehouse floors. The result is a fleet of
Chucks working seamlessly and collaboratively with associates to
eliminate long walks, reduce in-aisle walking and speed up warehouse
tasks, including put-away, picking, replenishment and sorting.

One of 6RS’ first European customers is Bleckmann,
a global third party logistics leader headquartered in the Netherlands.
Bleckmann specializes in fulfillment for the fashion and lifestyle
sector.

“At Bleckmann we continuously search for high-end, innovative solutions
that can contribute to the improvement of our service,” Steven Rymenans,
Strategy and Development Director said. “After screening the market we
came to the conclusion that 6 River Systems is the best fit to our
operations and expectations. The solution is easy to implement rapidly,
without impacting our warehouse infrastructure. This means that we can
roll-out the project smoothly, bringing direct benefits to our
operations.”

6RS is presenting Chuck at LogiMAT 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, from
Feb.19-21. Bleckmann and 6RS executives will participate in a ceremonial
contract signing at LogiMAT on Feb.19. This event is open to the media
and takes place in Hall 1 Stand K37 at 14:00 CET/MEZ.

About 6 River Systems

6
River Systems
was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015 by Jerome
Dubois, Rylan Hamilton and Chris Cacioppo. Jerome and Rylan were
previously executives at Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics). The 6 River
Systems engineering team has decades of automation, software and
operations experience and has designed, built and deployed the world’s
largest warehouse automation solutions. The company’s goal is to make
fulfillment faster and more efficient by building flexible automation
solutions that generate immediate and lasting value for customers.

6 River Systems is supported by world-class venture capital firms and
strategic investors, including Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners,
Eclipse and iRobot. Amy Villeneuve, former president and COO of Kiva
Systems, is a member of the board.

About Bleckmann

Bleckmann,
established in 1862, is a leader in Supply Chain Management (SCM)
solutions for the global fashion & lifestyle industry. Bleckmann aims to
provide its customers with the best SCM solutions. The logistics company
has developed to an omni-channel service provider and has its offices in
Europe, the United States and Asia, with approximately 300 million Euro
revenue.

Contacts

Fergal Glynn, VP of Marketing, +1.866.602.4825
6 River Systems, Inc.
[email protected]
www.6river.com

Dorota Tankink, Marketing & Communication Executive, +31(0)6 3012 9759
Bleckmann
[email protected]
www.bleckmann.com

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