Maersk tests BionicHIVE for warehouse automation solution

Advanced automation technology enables sort, pick and put-away for repetitive tasks in floor-to-ceiling operations.
Florham Park, New Jersey and Denver, Colorado: Maersk and BionicHIVE, are four months into a pilot designed to assess automation processes that sort, select and put away packages and can navigate warehouse floors using built-in cameras and sensors, moving between people and objects. The uniqueness of the product is the ability to climb on the existing warehouse racking to sort, pick and replenish cartons directly to/from any spot in the rack. This is the only solution in the market with so much flexibility in operations and minimal impact to existing warehouse interior infrastructure.

The evaluation is being conducted at a Maersk warehouse in Mira Loma, California and is expected to last another four months. The mobile units are battery-operated, running a smart-power consumption module which automatically replaces its power packs. SqUID’s software integrates into warehouse management systems, providing real-time inventory data.

Maersk is investing in testing new technologies that offer upgraded warehouse services to increase efficiency and add more flexibility to supply chains. By integrating BionicHIVE’s SqUID solution into our warehouse operations, we will be able to optimize processes and better serve our customers in a rapidly evolving market.

Erez Agmoni
Global Head of Innovation for Logistic and Services at Maersk
We are thrilled to complete this milestone with Maersk. SqUID has been designed to automate warehouse environments by integrating into existing operations without the need for major investments. The solution is scalable with minimal changes to the existing warehouse and provides flexibility to handle any box from any location and deliver it anywhere with no height limitations.

Liran Raizer
CEO and Founder of BionicHIVE
The global warehouse automation market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.2% through 2026.

About A.P. Moller – Maersk
A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in logistics services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs about 110,000 people. Maersk is aiming to become climate-neutral by 2040 with new technology, new vessels and assets as well as new fuels.

About BionicHIVE
BionicHIVE is developing the world’s first autonomous warehouse robotic fleet that can climb existing racks from floor-to-ceiling to pick and replenish boxes, cartons and totes. The company is based in Denver, Colorado USA holding its R&D Center in Sappirim, Israel. Bionic HIVE is strategically-focused in growing into the U.S. market.