Top 10 Automated Warehouse stories of June 2024

It has been a full month since Mobile Robot Guide became Automated Warehouse. In that time, new product releases, automation guides, and big funding rounds grabbed our readers’ attention.

Here are the 10 most popular robotics stories on this site from June 2024. Subscribe to the Automated Warehouse Newsletter to stay updated and have the news delivered straight to your inbox.

A fleet of Locus autonomous mobile robots at a DHL warehouse.

10. DHL surpasses 500M picks with Locus Robotics’ AMRs

Locus Robotics continues to rack up milestones with its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for warehouse fulfillment. The company said its LocusBot AMRs have surpassed 500 million picks for DHL Supply Chain, a global leader in contract logistics. Read More

Warehouse automation projects depend on some basic change management strategies, according to Auto-FC.

9. Warehouse automation could be worth billions – if companies adopt core concepts

The market for robotics to overhaul warehouses and improve efficiencies could be worth billions, yet many companies are stumbling and failing to meet their goals. A leading reason is that they’re not adhering to three key concepts that still rely on employees. Read More

8. 4 Ways to improve logistics traceability

Traceability in logistics starts at the dock door. From the moment products enter your facility, they need to be tracked and accounted for accurately. But that’s easier said than done, since many products arrive on a pallet – which restricts a wide field of view, making it difficult to scan barcodes. Many companies still use hand scanners to capture all barcodes on a pallet, but that approach is time-consuming and inefficient. Read More

inVia Robotics Twin IQ applies AI and digital twins to warehouse management.

7. inVia Robotics launches Twin IQ simulation

inVia Robotics Inc. announced that it has upgraded its digital twin technology with the release of Twin IQ. This simulation tool, specially developed for warehouse settings, enhances the ability of operators to plan and optimize their fulfillment processes, the company claimed. Read More

Daifuku offers automated storage and retrieval systems.

6. 6 steps to automating storage in your distribution center or factory

In today’s fast-paced world, manufacturers and warehouse operators understand the necessity of a robust, reliable, and optimized storage system. When storing inventory for customers or maintaining spare parts and materials for internal processes, implementing an automated storage and retrieval system, or ASRS, can save both time and money. Read More

5. Manufacturers to invest in AI, automation for digital transformation, finds Zebra study

Only 16% of manufacturers has a clear understanding of its own processes, according to a new report from Zebra Technologies. The study also found that 61% of manufacturers expect artificial intelligence to drive growth by 2029, up from 41% in 2024. Read More

AutoStore is working to shorten fulfillment times globally.

4. AutoStore opens factory in Thailand to support global ASRS expansion

AutoStore Holdings Ltd. opened a new assembly facility in Rayong Province, Thailand. The company said this will help it serve markets for its automated storage and retrieval system in Japan, South Korea, and the Western U.S. Read More

3. Autonomous lift truck shipments to double from 2024-2025

Industrial lift trucks, which are used to transport inventory and material, either horizontally or vertically, within a facility, are an essential part of any warehouse. Autonomous lift trucks can provide added flexibility, safety, and productivity, as well as reduce costs and integrate with warehouse management software, according to ABI Research. Read More

Vecna Robotics offers robotic tuggers, lift trucks, and pallet jacks.

2. Vecna Robotics raises $100M Series C to automate more warehouse workflows

While investment in robotics dipped last year, funding is returning for suppliers with proven products and business models. Vecna Robotics announced the close of its Series C round at $100 million, with $40 million in new funding including equity and debt. The financing nearly doubles the company valuation since its Series B round. Read More

Movu Robotics presented steps to successful warehouse automation adoption at MODEX 2024.

1. Five phases to developing a successful warehouse automation plan

The warehouse industry has transformed from a dire state 20 years ago to an exciting era driven by Industry 4.0. Now fueled by efficiency, automation drives global growth, especially in the U.S. However, newcomers to robotics need a solid automated warehouse plan, asserted Movu Robotics. Read More

Written by

Brianna Wessling

Brianna Wessling is an Associate Editor, Robotics, WTWH Media. She joined WTWH Media in November 2021, and is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas. She can be reached at