We each consume 1.4 loaves of bread a week. Daily, the world moves millions of these loaves via networks of thousands of trucks.
This is achieved by a Supply Chain Network of Trucks from Manufacturing Plants to Distribution Centres to Depots and on to customers.
However, bread can only be moved in stacks 12 high (shoulder height). Any higher and staff can suffer rota-cuff injuries trying to breakdown these loads. Yet, the delivery truck could take stacks of 20, therefore 40% of the trucks capacity is moving fresh air.
The Mobot was designed to lift a stack of 10 crates onto another stack of 10 crates and then load the truck with the stack of 20 crates. No other device exists that solve this.
Each truck costs around $700,000 p.a to run, but by using a Mobot, two trucks can now move the same load as three trucks. That’s a ROI of around 3 weeks.
However, Mobots located at each point in the Supply Chain can service multiple trucks. Each Mobot can load or unload in under an hour. They can therefore service around 12 trucks each per shift. Without a Mobot it would take 18 trucks to move the same capacity. That’s a savings of over $35million and an ROI of less than a day.
While the Mobot is specifically designed to lift bread and milk, it can also be used in other fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries, super markets, light manufacturing, de-stuffing shipping containers and military markets.