More than 70 robots bring elevated automation efficiency
C-Store Master broke ground on the company’s new 120,000-square-foot automated warehouse Tuesday.
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C-Store Master groundbreaking with Huntsville Madison County Chamber Vice President of Small Business & Events Pammie Jimmar, C-Store Master President Satish Kalva, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, C-Store Master COO Sharan Kalva, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, C-Store Master CEO Sandip Patel and Geek+ Director of Business Development and Partnership Rick DeFiesta.(Photo: Business Wire)
Scheduled to open in Q1 of 2021, the company has invested $12 million in the warehouse, which will be the only one of its kind in the country.
The new warehouse has created 40 jobs that C-Store Master will be hiring for in the coming months.
“Huntsville is the perfect place for our work because of its booming business environment and central location to the entire Southeast,” said Sharan Kalva, C-Store Master chief operating officer. “We believe this cutting edge warehouse paired with our innovative software will continue to set us apart from our competitors.”
C-Store Master has partnered with Geek+ to incorporate three robot technologies in the new warehouse, improving accuracy to 99.99 percent. The multi-level shuttle system is the first of its kind in the Southeast.
“C-Store Master’s robots will increase their productivity by three to four times,” said Rick DeFiesta, Geek+ director of business development and partnership. “We’re proud to partner with their team on this efficiency to help provide even quicker service for their customers.”
Specializing in the tobacco and beverage categories, C-Store Master services 2,000+ independent c-stores and 4,000+ chain stores throughout the Southeast, including more than 3,000 Circle K locations.
About C-Store Master:
C-Store Master is a regional distributor of convenience store products specializing in the tobacco and beverage categories based in Huntsville, Alabama. C-Store Master serves independent c-stores and chain stores with in-stock availability for more than 97 percent of products with all orders delivered on a next-day basis.
For more info, visit www.cstoremaster.com
Geek+ is a global technology company leading the intelligent logistics revolution. We apply advanced robotics and AI technologies to realize flexible, reliable and highly-efficient solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. Geek+ counts 300 global customers and has deployed more than 10,000 robots worldwide. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 800 employees and is headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Germany, the UK, the US, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
For more information, please visit: www.geekplus.com.
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