At Kollmorgen, there are more and more female employees every year, which really helps to broaden overall perspectives. Everyone agrees that diversity drives innovation and these values apply to the group at every level.
We are now living in a digital world. E-commerce consumers expect goods to be delivered faster and more flexibly than was the case just a couple of years ago. Organizations, retailers, and their warehouse service providers therefore need to find new ways to move, store, and dispatch goods with agility and accuracy. Add the widespread shortage of labor and you have an indisputable case for automated solutions to meet the myriad of challenges.
We are no longer settling for unsustainable. More than ever before, we are painfully aware that our ability – or inability - to act over the next few years will directly shape the lives of all future generations. And our best bet to step up to the challenge lies among the innovators – the ones who can adopt and apply new technology to truly transform the core of our society and create a world where we can thrive without the expense of our children.
The purpose of an AGV system is efficient transportation of goods in a specified environment. The AGV system is a big investment, so it is desirable to have a high degree of utilization as well as a high ratio of deliveries per hour to get a good ROI.
Companies working toward the consumer market have long invested in and understood the value of user experience (UX) design. A good user experience is a key differentiator in today's market, and by aligning your company to ensure that your customers get the best possible experience at every touchpoint, you are building your brand and your customer relations over the long term.
Kollmorgen Automation is part of Kollmorgen, which in turn belongs to the NASDAQ-listed Altra Industrial Motion group. The company develops and sells products and services related to automation solutions for applications that include warehousing and manufacturing. Kollmorgen Automation has its roots in a Swedish family-owned company (NDC - Netzler & Dahlgren Co AB) that was founded in the 1960s. It has been developing AGV solutions since the 1970s.
The need for flexible automation for material handling has now moved from being an interesting technology project for enthusiasts to conscious decisions made in the board room of Fortune 500 companies as well as the private owned, small sized company. Why? one may ask. Because the business case is very reliable, and the savings can be predicted if you know what you do.
Many of us do not truly understand or appreciate the underlying foundations for how and why mankind has achieved such enormous success and prosperity. More commonly, we are taught about problems with the world and the challenges that we will face in the future.