Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer's) and Symbotic Inc. (Nasdaq: SYM), today announced they have entered into a strategic agreement and intend to deploy Symbotic’s A.I.-powered software and robotics warehouse automation systems in select Southern Glazer’s distribution centers. The companies have agreed to implement the first of these systems by 2025.
Symbotic’s end-to-end automation system, with robotic case-picking capabilities, enables Southern Glazer’s to transform these distribution centers to improve fill rates, order accuracy and customer service times, while extending the capacity and useful life of its existing facilities. The Symbotic System™ will build mixed-case pallets for efficient route-stop delivery and more efficiently and accurately handle both high velocity and slow-moving inventory.
“Southern Glazer’s is excited to establish a long-term relationship with Symbotic for next-generation automation technology, which will benefit our customers, suppliers and employees,” said Bobby Burg, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Southern Glazer's. “We’re confident that our ongoing investments will continue to set Southern Glazer’s service capabilities apart in the marketplace, while enabling us to improve efficiency, as well as enhance skills, opportunities and safety for our employees.”
“This agreement reinforces Southern Glazer’s position as a leader in beverage alcohol logistics,” said Rick Cohen, Symbotic’s Chairman and CEO. “We are very pleased to welcome Southern Glazer’s as a customer and look forward to working with them to continue to transform their distribution operations.”