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Robots replace 90% of staff at Uniqlo warehouse

17 October 2019

Daifuku has concluded an agreement to form a strategic partnership with Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing to deliver logistics services.

Fast Retailing and Daifuku will develop and build advanced automation facilities with the aim of full automation of Fast Retailing Group brand warehouses in Japan and overseas.

The Fast Retailing Group, which has set a target of ¥3 trillion in net sales, and Daifuku, a global leader in material handling systems, established a solid relationship of mutual trust established through the automation of Fast Retailing’s Ariake warehouse.

Uniqlo used the system to cut staff at the warehouse by 90%.

Uniqlo plans to invest 100 billion yen in the project and believes it will help it minimise storage costs and deliver products faster around the world.

 
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