Oslo, Norway–(BUSINESS WIRE)–StrongPoint ASA (Symbol: STRO), a leading provider of grocery retail technology, has been selected to design and install the world’s first purpose-built food management AutoStore solution with three zones temperature: room, chilled and now frozen. StrongPoint is AutoStore’s first and only grocery-focused distribution partner.
AutoStore, the robotic technology company that invented and continues to pioneer Cube Storage Automation, recently developed a unique solution to automate the storage and retrieval of frozen items. Previously, AutoStore’s solutions only covered two temperature zones, cold and ambient. Most grocery retailers use manual frozen food picking when automating their online order fulfillment services, a critical product segment for grocery retailers.
StrongPoint is a grocery technology company with 35 years of experience in food management and provides end-to-end e-commerce fulfillment solutions to many of Europe’s leading grocery retailers. StrongPoint will design and install the AutoStore solution for Norwegian food retailer, DLVRY, in a facility based in Sveio, Norway. In addition to increased efficiency, adding frozen items to the AutoStore network results in substantial energy savings. In this installation, it is expected that this will result in a reduction of approximately 30% in energy costs.
“This is a great day for food retailers and food management companies considering automation to increase their efficiency, as they can now automate all three temperature zones. We are proud to have the honor of install a world’s first for AutoStore and we look forward to leveraging our 35+ years of experience in food management and grocery retailing to create the world’s first and best fully automated solution specifically designed for the ‘groceries,” said StrongPoint CEO Jacob Tveraabak.
“Food management is so different from any other retail segment that we wanted to ensure we had access to a team that truly understood our unique challenges, which is why we decided to work with StrongPoint. We are especially proud to be the first company in the world to use AutoStore’s frozen food capabilities because it means we can achieve much higher efficiency rates by automating what was previously impossible,” said Jan. Frode Johansen, co-founder and CEO of DLVRY.
Notes to Editors:
StrongPoint provides an end-to-end grocery e-commerce solution, including automation, in-store pickup, dark store pickup, home delivery, grocery click and locker pickup, pickup in-store and drive-thru
The AutoStore multi-temperature rack has three temperature zones: room, chilled and frozen.
The AutoStore rack can be installed in multiple discrete temperature zones down to sub-zero (-25°C / -13°F) and picks fresh and frozen produce from the refrigerated temperature zone (2° C / 35.6°F).
About StrongPoint StrongPoint is a grocery retail technology company that provides solutions to make stores smarter, shopping experiences better and online grocery shopping more efficient. With over 500 employees in Norway, Sweden, the Baltics, Spain, UK and Ireland and with an extensive network of partners, StrongPoint supports grocery and retail businesses in over 20 countries. StrongPoint provides in-store and e-commerce solutions and is AutoStore’s first and only grocery-focused distribution partner. StrongPoint is headquartered in Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with a turnover of approximately NOK 1 billion [ticker: STRO]. Learn more about www.strongpoint.com
About Auto Store
AutoStore, founded in 1996, is a robotics technology company that invented and continues to pioneer Cube Storage Automation – the densest product/inventory storage solution available. The company’s goal is to marry software and hardware with human capabilities to create the future of warehousing. AutoStore is global, with over 950 systems installed in +45 countries across a wide range of industries. All sales are designed, installed and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators – whom AutoStore calls “Partners”. The company’s headquarters are in Nedre Vats, Norway, with offices in Oslo (Norway), USA, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Korea South, Japan and Singapore. Learn more about www.autostoresystem.com
DLVRY is a Norwegian catering company focused on the local part of the market, where the company can leverage its strengths in logistics, flexibility and high level of service for local customers. The company was established in 2021 by combining five regional players that serve local and regional HORECA customers in Norway. Based in Oslo, Norway, and with local branches throughout Norway.