Vanderlande’s customers demand greater flexibility and a higher level of logistics automation. Robotics is becoming increasingly important in this area, for example, when (de)palletizing products. This can help to improve and optimize efficiency, profitability, operational availability and ergonomics. There is a large scope for potential robotic applications – especially in warehouse automation – and this is set to become increasingly prominent.


Today’s e-commerce distribution centers (DC) need to pick a large variety of items, which results in increasingly complex operations. Alongside this, the scarcity of manual labor further increases the pressure on DC performance. Smart Item Robotics (SIR) – also known as collaborative robotics or cobots – is an effective and risk-free way to gradually introduce robotic technology into a DC while retaining high levels of scalability and flexibility.


Robotic technology provides a number of benefits, including:

  • The ability to withstand demanding working environments
  • 24/7 operations
  • Fewer operational errors
  • A reduction in labor costs
  • Reduced workplace injuries


Our other Shipping products



The PACK@EASE high-performance packing workstation increases sustainable productivity and packing accuracy while reducing product damage.

Read more


Palletising (manual or robotised) occurs after goods have been retrieved from the storage area in the correct sequence.

Read more