Bastian Solutions Addresses Changing Role of Robotics in Materials Handling in Robotics Tomorrow

Steven Hogg, Inside Applications Engineering Manager at Bastian Solutions’ Robotics Division in St. Louis, MO, was recently interviewed by industrial journalist Thomas R. Cutler and featured in Robotics Tomorrow magazine.

Hogg explained how the manufacturing and distribution sectors are responding to the dramatically increasing demand for robotics solutions. Most end-users are typically aware of industrial robotics and the various applications within their facility where they can be applied.  Many of Bastian Solutions’ customers understand the long-term benefits associated with robotics and have developed a strategic plan for robotic automation within their facility. This knowledge is driven by the large volume of information, case studies, and content available through different media outlets. 

Hogg added that the greatest resistance to change from fixed automation occurs when the company does not have any robots at their facility and have not developed a long term plan for automation and process improvement. He added when the warehouse or distribution center has an established programming architecture that technicians have utilized throughout their facility, the introduction of new technology into the facility is frequently met with resistance. 

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Bastian Solutions (, a global material handling systems integrator and expert in e-commerce fulfillment automation is an innovator in the fields of material handling automation, goods-to-person systems, wearable AR technology, supply chain software, and robotics. Bastian Solutions recently announced the acquisition of Forte Engineering. The merge creates a turnkey software suite for beverage distributors and strengthens the companies’ overall product offerings and customer support.

Bastian Solutions is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with an additional 16 domestic offices and 7 international offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, and Qatar. Uniquely positioned, Bastian Solutions offers customers complete and innovative turnkey material handling systems, from design and simulation, all the way through installation and operations. Modern Materials Handling named Bastian Solutions 2015 Top 20 Systems Suppliers Worldwide.

Bastian Solutions provides integrated material handling systems reducing the total cost of order fulfillment and delivery cycle times for its customers; tremendous productivity gains and a quick return on investment are ensured. Automating supply chain logistics with harmony between material flow, information flow, and operational processes, yields a unique and important competitive advantage.

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