Ocado Group formed an agreement with Shopify to acquire 6 River Systems.
This announcement comes off the heels of Flexport acquiring Shopify.
"We are delighted to welcome new colleagues to the Ocado family. 6 River Systems brings exciting new IP and possibilities to the wider Ocado technology estate, as well as valuable commercial and R&D expertise in non-grocery retail segments," says James Matthews, CEO of Ocado Technology. “Chuck robots are currently deployed in over 100 warehouses worldwide, with more than 70 customers. We're looking forward to supporting 6 River Systems to build on these and new relationships in the years to come."
From Ocado Group:
- 6 River Systems provides collaborative autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to the logistics and non-grocery retail sectors. Its AMR named Chuck provides automated assistance to pickers in a warehouse, working collaboratively with human operators.