As demand for online grocery services continues to accelerate, Swisslog, a provider of warehouse automation and software, has partnered with H-E-B, to support the company’s growing demand for online fulfillment.
Swisslog said it is working with H-E-B to deploy a number of automated micro-fulfillment centers to support the chain’s curbside pickup and delivery business. H-E-B’s new micro-fulfillment centers feature AutoStore empowered by Swisslog’s SynQ software and pick stations.
“Swisslog is pleased H-E-B put their trust in us to automate and support their facilities with state-of-the-art automation and software,” said Mitch Hayes, vp/e-commerce and retail, Swisslog Logistics Automation, Americas. “COVID-19 and anticipated behavioral changes have created increased urgency around the need for automation within many grocery operations. E-grocery automation is no longer an option, it’s a requirement for survival and continued growth.”