Coca-Cola has introduced five autonomous forklifts (AGVs) at its regional beverage concentrate plant in Singapore through a partnership with XSQUARE Technologies. This move is part of Coca-Cola’s digital transformation strategy, integrating Industrial 4.0 capabilities.
Coca-Cola has launched five new autonomous forklifts (AGVs) at its regional beverage concentrate plant in Singapore, in partnership with XSQUARE Technologies (XSQUARE), Asia Pacific’s leading intelligent warehouse automation solutions provider.
Coca-Cola Singapore embarked on this journey as part of its digital transformation strategy. The company supports one of the fastest growing regions in the world, and by embracing Industrial 4.0 capabilities into its plant, it will be able to build supply chain resilience into its system and increase plant capacity in anticipation of future growth opportunities.
XSQUARE’s Springer AGVs have been integrated into the plant’s shop floor and automated warehouse to transport finished goods within the premises. In addition, the autonomous forklifts have been incorporated with Coca-Cola’s existing sub-systems and are able to operate in hybrid working environments. This is enabled by XSQUARE’s Xymphony software, which allows for seamless data interoperability and increases operational efficiency.
“Coca-Cola is proud to launch our new AGVs with XSQUARE, leveraging their deep expertise in warehouse optimization and cutting-edge technologies. This marks a new milestone in our Industry 4.0 transformation journey.”
“Through our partnership with XSQUARE and ongoing efforts to fully automate our plant in Singapore, we hope to continuously improve our processes, create higher value-added jobs for our workforce, and contribute to Singapore’s vibrant ecosystem for advanced manufacturing,” said Gerardo Artavia, Plant General Manager, Coca-Cola Singapore.
“As consumer expectations in the region rapidly evolve, it’s crucial for warehouses to step up their capabilities. In this dynamic landscape, companies like Coca-Cola recognise the transformative power of intelligent warehousing solutions. We are thrilled to collaborate with them, providing our advanced AGV systems that are tailored for maximum safety, precision, and speed in navigation and storage.”
“Our technology is not just about automation; it’s about enhancing human efforts and ensuring efficiency in every aspect,” said Jens Bohnwagner, CEO of XSQUARE. “This collaboration with Coca-Cola signifies a crucial juncture in our endeavours to revolutionise warehouses across APAC as we seek to establish new benchmarks in warehousing technology and operations.”
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The implementation of XSQUARE’s intelligent warehouse solutions has already resulted in remarkable improvements in terms of efficiency, safety and orchestration, and there are plans to build upon that success in Coca-Cola’s expansion building in Singapore. The company has also recommended XSQUARE to other sister plants, indicating a positive outlook for future joint projects and partnerships.
About Coca-Cola Singapore
The Coca-Cola system operates as a manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of more than 40 beverage options in Singapore. Over 85 percent of these options are lower or no sugar variants, allowing individuals in Singapore to savor the familiar and beloved flavors while managing their sugar intake.
Leading brands in Singapore under the Coca-Cola umbrella include Fanta, Sprite, Authentic Tea House, FUZE TEA by Heaven and Earth, A&W, Schweppes, Minute Maid, Georgia, Dasani, and glacéau vitaminwater. With a legacy of over 80 years, Coca-Cola remains dedicated to refreshing Singapore and contributing positively to the local community.
About XSQUARE Technologies
XSQUARE Technologies spearheads the logistics revolution, providing state-of-the-art warehouse automation solutions throughout Asia Pacific and beyond. Leveraging the 40 years of expertise from Goldbell Group, XSQUARE Technologies delivers a comprehensive suite of Autonomous Forklifts and Intelligent Warehouse Orchestrator software.
These solutions establish new benchmarks in interoperability and efficiency, streamlining warehouse operations without the need for extensive reconfiguration and thereby saving both time and costs. Serving a diverse array of industries, from pharmaceuticals to manufacturing, XSQUARE Technologies boasts a rapidly expanding clientele that reaps the benefits of their innovation-driven and real-world-tested solutions.
Source: XSQUARE Technologies