Romeoville IL, USA, March 2023 – stow Group (headquartered in Belgium), is a global leader in warehouse storage solutions and high-quality, high-density racking systems and employs over 2,000 people across Europe and the US. The group has a pan-European production footprint with 10 production facilities and a global commercial network. stow Robotics is stow’s warehouse automation business unit, created in 2021. The company further invests in the US market and its emerging US Robotics group with the launch of their new North American Technology Campus in Romeoville, IL (Greater Chicago Area).
NEW TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
The new location, opening in early April of 2023, will be the new base of operations for both stow US, Inc. and the stow Group’s North American automation business unit, stow Robotics US. With ground-breaking technology and warehouse automation solutions from the robotics group, the innovative campus will be a technology and experience center along with offices for solution sales, engineering & design, project management, aftermarket sales, and service & support.
With the new facility, stow Group brings together all qualitative, industrial racking systems with its warehouse automation solutions such as the stow Atlas® 1D and 2D Automated Pallet Shuttle, stow Mobile®, stow e.scala® 3 D R obotic B in Storage O rder Fulfillment S olution, and the iFollow AMR for picking and in-house transport in warehouses and distribution centers. Now with this unique combination of products, stow Group provides an all-round solution with innovative technology sets that are:
- EFFICIENT: reaching any SKU, on any level, within a highly utilized warehouse cubic space
- INTEGRATED: with the ability to be seamlessly linked together (stow Atlas® 2D, e.scala®, iFollow) to manage a complete warehouse
- QUICKLY DEPLOYED: leveraging global resources and strategies to deliver solutions faster than the industry average
- SCALABLE: As business operations expand, we can easily add storage locations, shuttles, and AMRs to accommodate this dynamic need
- COST EFFECTIVE: providing a near “out-of-the-box” solution for customers and integrators
“The brand new North American technology and experience center in Romeoville will give the stow Group a unique opportunity to showcase our newest automation solutions to our customers. This is the next step in the fast build-up of our activities on the North American market. We are thrilled to see the first big stow Atlas® 2D installations being installed on the market, and are very confident about our future on the North American market”. Jos De Vuyst – CEO, stow Group.
stow Group is quickly emerging as a leading warehouse racking and automation provider and is growing at an astonishing rate, both in Europe and the US.
“Our employees continue to be our greatest assets. We’re excited to give them the tools and resources they need to be successful by investing in state-of-the-art facilities like our new Romeoville campus. In addition, the new technology center will allow our customers to get a first-hand experience with the automation and how it will fit their product/application. We understand that uptime is critical to a customer’s success; to that end, we have planned to inventory spare parts, AMRs, and robot shuttles to increase our service and support offerings domestically as well as improve response times and recoverability. Service and maintenance training for our customers will also be offered to ease the transition into automation”. Nathan Richter – Managing Director, stow Group US
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