Manitou Group, a worldwide reference in handling, aerial access platforms, and earthmoving, and Effidence, a designer of innovative robotized solutions for logistics and industry, signed a partnership for the co-development and marketing of a range of logistics robots. The objective: combining the latest in robotic technologies for warehousing with the strength of a distribution network.
Effidence has been developing collaborative and autonomous mobile robotic solutions to improve internal logistics flows in industry and logistics since 2016. A pioneer in “Follow-me” collaborative technology, Effidence is the creator of the EffiBOT robot, an agile and versatile solution that is optimized for preparing orders or conveying bins or boxes. EffiBOT is already being distributed to the major 3PL (Third Party Logistics) operators, car makers, and other industrial companies in Europe and abroad. Cédric Tessier, Founder and President of Effidence, says: “With EffiBOT, we have demonstrated that robotics can offer much more than simply a method for conveying goods. Our robots are real productivity tools for Industry 4.0 that safety coexist with operators. In order to expand our range of robots, we have decided to partner with Manitou Group, an industrial partner with historical expertize in warehousing.”