CALGARY, ALBERTA — Canadian pet retail distributor Pan Pacific Pet announced a partnership with Attabotics, a 3D robotics supply chain system, on Sept. 8. Through the partnership, Attabotics will integrate an automated storage retrieval system into Pan Pacific Pet’s newest warehouse in Alberta.
The innovative technology is just one of Pan Pacific Pet’s investments in robotic automation.
“Pan believes in the future, and we’ve always invested in that future to help bring unparalleled success to our valued vendor and retail customers," said Trevor McBratney, vice president at Pan Pacific Pet. "From our proprietary iPad app to our frozen facility to this new carbon-neutral warehouse centered on Attabotics technology — we continue to grow so our partners continue to grow, and Attabotics is the key to this next evolution for Pan Pacific Pet.”
Since its beginnings in 1986, Pan Pacific Pet has expanded to 130,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, becoming one of Alberta’s largest pet specialty distributors. The company’s newest 120,000-square-foot facility, located in Rock View County, will feature an ultra-high density storage system from Attabotics, boasting more than 6,000 bins and 20 3D robotic shuttles to increase the automation of picking and packing for pet food and supplies.
Attabotics’ fulfillment system can help condense warehouse space by creating single, vertical storage structures that leverage 3D robotic shuttles internally. The shuttles store and pick goods for workers on the perimeters of the system, maximizing the flexibility and speed of warehouse processing.
“Ingenuity and resourcefulness is something the Pan Pacific Pet team prioritizes when finding and creating solutions for their retail partners, and that makes this partnership a natural fit,” said Scott Gravelle, chief executive officer and founder of Attabotics. “It’s that kind of out-of-the-box thinking that brings true innovation.”
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