John Hayes of BALYO Discusses Explains Why Logistics and AGVs are Ready to Move Beyond Proof of Concept

John Hayes of BALYO Discusses Explains Why Logistics and AGVs are Ready to Move Beyond Proof of Concept

John Hayes, Director of Sales at BALYO was recently featured in LogisticsMatter magazine. Hayes discussed logistics companies must enhance eCommerce throughput with robotics. When COVID struck, global populations locked down and brick-and-mortar stores closed, consumers became increasingly reliant on digital retailers. This sudden increase in eCommerce demand presented new challenges for online retailers. Read the full article here.

According to Hayes, “Solving these problems while also increasing throughput, accuracy, and flexibility for eCommerce fulfillment center with AGVs has allowed companies globally to mitigate chronic labor shortages and improve worker safety and maximize accuracy and throughput with robot and human collaboration. Logistics companies can utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to ensure optimum efficiency as well as scale robots intelligently without making a significant capital investment.”

“AGVs are tested and vetted both on the distribution and manufacturing plant floor. Because they are an automated extension of familiar fork trucks the buy-in and adoption is fairly easy. Sure, there is an infrastructure, narrow aisle, and guidance conversation needed. After those concerns are assuaged, most companies see the value and are happy to look at the remainder of the decade with AGVs, added Hayes.

LogisticsMatter is an online supply chain and logistics news platform exploring logistics trends and developments. LogisticsMatter is one of the world’s biggest independent logistics blogs.

About BALYO:

Pascal Rialland, CEO of BALYO and leader in the design and development of innovative robotic solutions for material handling trucks, shared that BALYO considerably strengthened commercial development prospects. The company is counting on an enhanced technological platform which reduces sales cycles and benefiting from the ramp-up of direct sales to complement existing indirect sales channels. The direct sales channel is now fully operational in the USA.

The geoguidance navigation system developed by BALYO allows vehicles equipped with the system to locate their position in real-time and navigate autonomously inside buildings/warehouses. Within the automated handling vehicle market, BALYO’s 2021 outlook includes the acceleration of profitable growth after the successful implementation of a more efficient and autonomous commercial strategy. BALYO will pursue efforts to accelerate sales in 2021, including the addition of John Hayes, a well-respected and experienced industry thought-leader, as Director of US Sales to grow North American business development. The anchoring of new operational drivers, commercial partnerships forged with integrators, and commercial autonomy through technological developments will uniquely position BALYO in 2021 and beyond.

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