Robotics Industry News
Wynright Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Strong Growth
Daifuku - Wynright Robotics Posted 02/07/2013
Wynright Corporation, a leading independent, U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, today announced that 2012 was a watershed year for the company, highlighted by the introduction of several material handling innovations.
Wynright’s bookings of large, complex systems increased by more than nine percent in 2012. Since the recession of 2008, the company has achieved 15 percent growth compounded year over year, driven by the explosion in eCommerce and the distribution challenges it presents for multi-channel retailers. Much of Wynright’s growth had been driven by a 125 percent increase in sales of Wynright’s robotic systems in 2011. That sustained growth led Modern Materials Handling magazine to rank Wynright 17th among the world’s top 20 material handling companies in its 2012 survey.
In 2012, Wynright launched several new products and systems including:
- Autoroll+™ – A next generation Motor Driven Roller (MDR) conveyor that connects all MDR conveyors in a specific area of a warehouse or distribution center through an Ethernet network instead of hard wiring each zone back to a programmable logic controller (PLC).
- Hybrid Light and Voice eFulfillment – A multi-modal eFulfillment system that provides the user with a visual representation of required product, followed by structured voice instructions to complete the pick.
- Visual Sort – A customized system that enables more efficient tracking and restocking of returned inventory in distribution centers.
- Automotion™ AS- 20 – A high-speed sliding shoe sortation conveyor designed to help distribution centers to improve sortation speed rates by up to 25 percent.
Wynright also noted several other prominent achievements that took place in the past year. In September, the company successfully launched Wynright Client Care, a new business unit dedicated to providing aftermarket value-added services designed to enhance its clients’ post-implementation experience. In November it earned the new Certified Robot Integrator designation from the prestigious Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s foremost trade group. It also expanded and fortified the robotics and software and controls business units, and received patent protection for its unique Automated Robotic Truck Loader/Unloader - all reflecting its focus on the future of the materials handling industry.
“Advancements in retail and eCommerce distribution channels continue to drive the automation and innovation that Wynright brings,” said Kevin Ambrose, Chief Executive Officer of Wynright. “For 40 years, we have developed and implemented innovative material handling designs throughout the supply chain. With more than 200 engineers, integrators and project managers on the Wynright team, we remain dedicated to creating customized solutions and providing the expertise and support necessary to delivering improved and sustainable performance for our client’s distribution centers.”
Wynright Corporation is the nation’s leading independent, U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems. With more than 200 engineers in-house, the company designs, manufactures, integrates and installs the full spectrum of intralogistics solutions, offering both Wynright-branded and third-party equipment to
meet customer needs. These include leading-edge conveyor and sortation systems, voice and light directed order fulfillment equipment, a suite of warehouse controls & execution software, robotics, mezzanines, and structures, all backed by critical round-the-clock service and support.
Since its founding in 1972, Wynright has been a trusted partner to some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies, showing them how to use their space more efficiently to deliver improved productivity, today and tomorrow.