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6 River Systems Closes Q2 with Nearly 300 Robots Across 20 Sites


Warehouse Robotics Company Touts New Customers, Hires and Product

River Systems, Inc.
("6RS"), the world's first and only
collaborative fulfillment solution, is pleased to announce significant
mid-year success. 6RS has expanded its footprint to nearly 300 robots
across 20 sites, hired 45 new employees and introduced product upgrades
that better position today's warehouses to win tomorrow's fulfillment

Companies redefining fulfillment

6 River Systems is on track to meet its goal of 600 robots across 30
sites by end of 2018. Companies big and small are fed up with
traditional warehouse automation options and are hungry for more
flexible solutions that can get to work quicker. The following
businesses are two of the new companies 6RS signed in the first half of
the year:

ACT Fulfillment

ACT Fulfillment, Inc. has been providing supply chain solutions in
warehousing and fulfillment services since 1994. ACT wanted to invest in
an adaptable robotics solution that could be deployed quickly for one of
their high profile accounts. ACT was one of the first companies to
deploy a 3-level
, which the 3PL uses for their shoe fulfillment business.


6 River Systems is now in the business of supporting companies that save
lives. Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor of medical
products with patient-centered solutions, services and expertise across
the continuum of care.

"We only win when our customers win," said co-CEO Jerome Dubois.
"Warehouse operators are realizing they don't need to settle for the
status quo: traditional automation that is inflexible, costly and
lengthy to implement. We are very excited about the recent success, but
there is a peak season coming. We're now laser-focused on deploying and
supporting new systems for our customers."

Hiring 45 new employees this year

Coming off the heels of a recent
funding round
at the beginning of Q2, the 6 River Systems corporate
and recruiting team has been busy hiring new employees. The company has
welcomed 45 new employees since the start of the year, and is on track
to hit its headcount goal of 100+ by end of year.

Some notable new appointments include Gillan Hawkes, who joins 6 River
Systems as Director of Product Management and Félix Rodríguez as
Software Engineering Lead of Tools & Simulations. Technology and
robotics leader Amy
Villeneuve also joined the 6 River Systems Board of Directors in Q2

"One of our core values is to hire wicked awesome people, and we're
focused on doing just that," co-CEO Rylan Hamilton said. "As we scale
our company with the most skilled workforce, we look to take on even
greater challenges in our industry, always with the goal of providing
the world's best fulfillment solutions."

New features empower pickers and warehouse operators

6 River Systems is pleased to report several exciting product updates
this quarter:

  • Floor view. This new mapping gives operators a live view of
    where robots are in their warehouses.
  • Replenishment. Chuck's replenishment capabilities enable
    pickers to interleave picking and re-stocking, all within the same
  • Cartonization. The 6 River Systems cloud-based software can now
    determine the right size carton to use for picking and allow operators
    to induct varying container-sizes onto the same Chuck.
  • Zone picking. Warehouses can break pick work up into multiple
    zones and enable Chuck and pickers to use pick and pass workflows to
    reduce walking in certain operations.
  • Management consoles. Provides real-time information on the
    status of jobs and Chucks through a web-based application. Operators
    can view detailed analytics on the system and manage their
    implementations by adding users, products, and locations.
  • Configure your own bot. Chuck comes in a variety of new
    configurations and models. Customers may increase their bot's
    workspace by choosing Chuck+, a wider robot. Or, they might add
    another level to create a three-tray Chuck configuration. More on
    configurations here.
  • Autonomous charging. Chuck doesn't get tired and can run nearly
    24/7 with the latest in battery technology, using opportunistic
    rapid-charging throughout the day.


6 River Systems has earned several accolades this year, including
recognition from MassTLC, BostInno and Supply & Demand Chain Executive:

About 6 River Systems

Today's buying habits have changed the world of fulfillment forever.
Customers demand better service but operators are stuck in the trenches,
fighting today's problems with yesterday's tools. 6
River Systems
knows that fulfillment is key to customer
satisfaction. Starting with Chuck, a collaborative mobile robot, 6 River
Systems is building fulfillment solutions that power the winning
warehouses of tomorrow.

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