Ocado set to acquire 6 River Systems from Shopify

Ocado Group has announced it has reached agreement with Shopify over the acquisition of six River Systems.

Six River Systems is a collaborative AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) fulfilment solutions provider to the logistics and non-grocery retail sectors and is based in Massachusetts, USA.

The company was founded in 2015 and developed an Autonomous Mobile Robot product called ‘Chuck’ that provides automated assistance to pickers in a warehouse, working collaboratively with human operators.


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“We are delighted to welcome new colleagues to the Ocado family,” Ocado Technology CEO James Matthews said.

“Six River Systems brings exciting new IP and possibilities to the wider Ocado technology estate, as well as valuable commercial and R&D expertise in non-grocery retail segments.”

“Chuck robots are currently deployed in over 100 warehouses worldwide, with more than 70 customers.

“We’re looking forward to supporting six River Systems to build on these and new relationships in the years to come.”

Ocado previously said it’s “never been busier” in speaking to potential new purchasers of its automated warehouse technology.

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