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Seegrid Achieves Record Growth, Doubling Orders In 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 17, 2017 – Seegrid, the leader in vision guided autonomous vehicles for materials handling, announced today the completion of a successful 2016, in which Seegrid doubled orders based on increased demand from both existing and new customers. Innovative companies like Jaguar Land Rover, Whirlpool, Daimler, and one of the world’s largest online retailers all selected Seegrid vision guided vehicles (VGVs) to help transform their enterprises. Seegrid’s data-rich sensor technology continues to deliver unmatched flexibility and the lowest total cost of ownership to companies investing in automated material handling and Enterprise Intelligence solutions. Seegrid’s driverless vehicles are the most proven AGVs that do not require fixed infrastructure in the factory or warehouse. Seegrid ended the year with more than 500,000 driverless miles at customer facilities—equivalent to traveling to the moon and back—without a single safety incident.

CLYDE, OHIO-March 14: 51 Seegrid robots navigate the 2 square miles of the Whirlpool washing machine factory amidst 3200 workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The machines avergae 2.6 miles per hour and can pull a 10,000lb load. (Jeff Swensen)

A number of key factors contributed to the company’s record year:

“Our customers aren’t just looking for advanced robotics systems to meet their immediate logistics needs, but a platform and vision to help transform their entire business. Seegrid’s success in 2016 can be attributed, in large part, to our ability to support forward-looking Enterprise Intelligence initiatives,” said Jim Rock, Seegrid’s CEO. “Our patented 3D Vision technology is aligned with the global movement toward Industry 4.0. For those enterprises aiming to develop a more intelligent, efficient, and seamless factory or warehouse, our autonomous vehicles are the catalyst needed to improve productivity, safety, and reliability.”

About Seegrid

Seegrid is the leading provider of connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling with more than a million miles driven. The Seegrid Smart Platform combines flexible and reliable infrastructure-free vision guided vehicles with fleet management software for a complete connected solution. Seegrid accelerates Industry 4.0 and lean initiatives with incremental automation, helping companies achieve a truly connected enterprise and transform into smart factories of the future.

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