Locus Robotics opens European headquarters in Amsterdam

Locus Robotics, a US company providing autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfilment warehouses and distribution centres, is opening its European headquarters in Amsterdam.

The new facility in Toetsenbordweg in Amsterdam Noord will support the company's existing and new EU and UK customers by providing faster deployment, and management of its LocusBots.

"Our decision to expand our presence in the European market was a logical step in our business growth strategy," said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. "Choosing Amsterdam gives us a central location that is ideal for serving our customer base, as well as giving us access to a vibrant and diverse talent pool to recruit from." 

Denis Niezgoda, vice president, Europe, added: "Our Amsterdam office will allow us the flexibility to support our European clients in real time as the needs of order fulfillment continue to grow around the continent. We are ideally positioned to scale and support the growing demand.”

Locus said companies are turning to automation to meet surging demand and keep labour recruiting, training, and retention costs down. The firm recently passed the half-billion picking milestone and LocusBots are now picking nearly 2 million items every day. Earlier this year, the firm became the first unicorn in the warehouse robotics industry.

Gateway to Europe

The Amsterdam Area offers full access to the European market, thanks to its strategic location, access to the Port of Amsterdam and Rotterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and a wide transport network on rail and road making logistics easy.

Amsterdam also boasts a booming tech scene, fuelling a spirit of innovation across all sectors, including smart mobility and robotics. In fact Amsterdam, has the world’s first fleet of autonomous boats. With a full-scale prototype underway, Roboat will soon serve as a floating bridge and stage, collect waste from the canals and deliver goods.

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