Robotics & Automation Award Win for Synergy Logistics

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Synergy Logistics has won the coveted Industry 4.0 category in the inaugural Robotics & Automation Awards 2023, which targets global industries seeking to optimise their facilities and drive efficiency and productivity.

It’s for their breakthrough multi-agent orchestration software solution, SnapControl, that orchestrates all automation devices and robotic systems within warehouses from one centralized and convenient platform – but the game changing added value is the complete data picture it brings, which can facilitate tangible labour savings, plus accurate asset management decisions in real time.

Synergy bested competition from the likes of Coca Cola HBC to win at the black-tie event held in London.  Commenting on why SnapControl was voted the Industry 4.0 category winner, a Robotics & Automation Award spokesperson explained:We ultimately voted for the Synergy customer entry because with SnapControl, companies rapidly incorporate automation into their warehouse, without major software upheavals in just weeks, not years, which is a major breakthrough in the world of warehouse automation!”

In conjunction with a rapidly expanding U.S. online retailer, Synergy’s award entry demonstrated the transformative capabilities of SnapControl in a new 300,000 sq.ft warehouse featuring automated mobile robots (AMRs), carton right-sizing equipment and automated packaging systems.

SnapControl seamlessly determined the quality of manual versus automated pick tasks and identified the manual picks required in areas serviced by AMRs – with the operation achieving a sixfold increase in productivity. This translated into a return on investment (ROI) in automated resources, amounting to labour savings of over half a million dollars. On average, the company now saves over $40,000 per week, with an impressive investment payback period of just 23 weeks.

Tony Dobson, Synergy Logistics CEO for UK and EMEA, said: “We’re delighted that SnapControl has been heralded as a pivotal tool in the realm of warehouse automation. By uniquely interpreting bi-directional communication between machines and advanced WMS, SnapControl facilitates efficient and accurate decision-making—a critical component of the second wave of automation recognized by leading industry analysts.”