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STATEMENT: Locus Robotics and United Drug awarded in Robotics


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STATEMENT: Locus Robotics and United Drug awarded in Robotics

WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Locus Robotics, the market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfillment warehouses, and United Drug, Ireland's largest pharmaceutical distribution company, have been named winners of the “Best Use of Cobotics” award at the prestigious Robotics Awards

The award recognizes the innovation and significant added value of the Locus AMR solution in improving efficiency and productivity at United Drug Baldonnel's distribution center, while improving overall workplace ergonomics for workers. The seamless integration of LocusBots with human workers has allowed United Drug to efficiently meet growing e-commerce demand and double productivity.

"Locus is honored to receive this prestigious industry recognition alongside our client, United Drug. Our commitment to innovation, proven usability and rapid time-to-value has helped them optimize their productivity and compliance efficiency to meet with increasing order volumes," said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. "This award further validates our mission to provide cost-effective and highly productive robotic automation solutions to the e-commerce and fulfillment industry worldwide."

Paul Malone, head of operations for UDD

The Robotics Awards

Locus and United Drug continue to take great strides to optimize and improve efficiency in all areas of their partnership. By maintaining a dedicated focus on customer needs and closely managing margins, they have achieved significant gains in supply chain optimization, inventory management, and order fulfillment.

About Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics is the global leader in revolutionary enterprise-level warehouse automation solutions, incorporating powerful intelligent, AI-powered autonomous mobile robots (AMR) that operate in collaboration with human workers to dramatically improve product movement and productivity between 2 and 3 times. An Inc. 500 nominee three years in a row, an IFOY winner, and with over 23 industry and technology awards, the Locus solution dramatically increases order fulfillment productivity, reduces operational costs, and improves quality, safety, and security. workplace ergonomics for workers.

Supporting over 120 of the world's top brands and deployed at over 300 sites worldwide, Locus Robotics enables retailers, 3PLs and specialty warehouses to efficiently meet and exceed increasingly complex requirements. and demanding of today's compliance environments. For more information visit

About United Drug

United Drug is Ireland's largest pharmaceutical distribution company and was originally founded by a group of pharmacists in Ballina, County Mayo, in 1948. In 2022, United Drug became part of the PHOENIX group and is now part of the supplier of leading healthcare in Europe in the sector. United Drug, which employs more than 650 people across its operations in Dublin, Limerick and County Mayo, partners with more than 1,900 pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and primary care centers across Ireland. The business is spread across three business units - United Drug Wholesale, United Drug Distribution and United Drug Consumer - all leaders in their category. Locus Robotics have been introduced into the Baldonnel warehouse for the United Drug Consumer business.

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