Alps Logistics chose the Exotec Skypod system to improve the efficiency of its warehouses.

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May 24, 2023

The integrated logistics provider will roll out the Skypod system in their new warehouse in Nagoya, Japan.

Today, Exotec® Nihon Co., Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Managing Director Ryu Tatewaki), a wholly owned subsidiary of Exotec SAS (headquartered in Croix, France, CEO Romain Moulin), announced that Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, CEO Masaru Usui), has decided to implement the Skypod® system in the company’s new warehouse in Nagoya, Japan.

Exotec’s automated goods-to-person solution, the Skypod system, utilizes robots that can reach a height of 12m (39 ft) to enable high-density inventory storage. The system helps automate manual physically intensive tasks and reduces the order fulfillment time by driving efficiency throughout the warehouse. In addition to the technology, Exotec offers end-to-end integration services starting from pre-system consultation all the way to continuous post-implementation maintenance. With the recent issues surrounding the logistics industry, including decarbonization and the ‘2024 Problem’, robotic solutions like Exotec play a key role in keeping the global supply chain up and running.   

Alps Logistics is an ‘integrated logistics company providing transportation, storage, international freight forwarding, and material sales services. The company mainly serves electronic components companies that require specialized material handling techniques. Alps Logistics supports its customers’ production and logistics innovations by reducing excess inventory and cutting lead times. The partnership with Exotec will enable Alps Logistics to further improve the quality of services that the company offers to its customers in Japan.

“We have decided to install Exotec’s Skypod system in our new warehouse in Nagoya, which is currently under construction. We expect the Skypod system to significantly improve the efficiency of our warehouse operations by automating the transfer of goods between inbound and outbound areas as well as storing and retrieving goods. The partnership will help combine our deep expertise in logistics with Exotec’s experience of building next-generation warehouse facilities, ultimately creating even more value for our customers.” says, Koji Fukiyama, Senior Vice President General Manager, Alps Logistics Co., Ltd.

Ryu Tatewaki, Managing Director of Exotec Nihon, had the following to say, “Leveraging the in-depth logistics expertise of Alps Logistics, together with our advanced robotic automation solutions, we aim to significantly enhance warehouse operational efficiency. This collaboration is set to play a pivotal role in propelling Alps Logistics’ business growth.”

For more details on the Skypod system, please visit Exotec.com/skypod-system/

About Exotec
Exotec builds elegant Goods-to-Person warehouse robotic solutions for the world’s largest brands. The company combines the best of hardware and software to offer flexible warehouse systems that drive operational efficiency, add resiliency, and improve working conditions for warehouse operators. 30+ industry-leading brands including Carrefour, Decathlon, Gap, and Uniqlo trust Exotec to improve their operations and profitably navigate rapid shifts in business models and customer expectations. Learn more at Exotec.com.

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