November 11, 2021

BG roboticpicker 400x275Berkshire Grey has announced that Florida-based home goods and apparel retailer Bealls, Inc., has chosen BG’s robotic automation systems to handle expanding merchandise categories and fulfill orders quicker. The artificial-intelligence systems will be used to help increase the processing capacity and throughput needed to meet surging customer demand. 

The company also announced it has secured new orders of $36 million, representing $25 million in repeat orders from a blue-chip anchor customer, and $11 million from new companies, including Bealls. The orders increase Berkshire Grey’s total orders to date to $184 million, increasing its backlog to $113 million, its highest level yet.

Headquartered in Bradenton, Fla. since 1915, Bealls is a family-owned corporation that operates more than 525 retail stores nationwide. WIth the robotic systems, the company expects to pick, sort, and pack orders for apparel, footwear, accessories, and home items. 

“By implementing Berkshire Grey’s AI-enabled robotic solutions, we can better support our stores with quicker inventory shipments that drive sales while at the same time support our warehouse associates with innovative automation that makes their work more fulfilling,” said Dan Love, president of Bealls Support Group. “Berkshire Grey takes a very different approach to automation than we’ve seen from other suppliers. BG invested the time necessary to understand our business, our operating environments, and our culture. We are confident Berkshire Grey will deliver a flexible scalable solution that will make an immediate positive impact on our distribution operations.”

“Bealls is innovating across their supply chain while ensuring what they implement is the right fit for their business, their operations, and their associates,” said Tom Wagner, founder and CEO at Berkshire Grey. “By bringing in AI-enabled robotic automation into its operations, Bealls is further cementing itself as a retail leader and successfully positioning the company for continued growth in the years to come.”

Berkshire Grey’s solutions combine proprietary AI, software and patented hardware, providing robotic systems for AI-enabled picking, AI-enabled mobility, system orchestration, cloud monitoring and analytics, as well as a portfolio of professional services, including manufacturing, installation, commissioning, maintenance, software updates and operation.

For more details on Berkshire Grey’s robotic automation solutions, visit its website here.