The robotics and AI solutions company Gideon, which has recently partnered with the logistics service provider DB Schenker to foster innovative picking solutions, launched its new solution Trey – an autonomous forklift for truck trailer loading and unloading operations. Trey loads and unloads pallets entirely autonomously, saving more than 80% of a worker’s time, while operating safely, consistently, and reliably in dynamic environments, working side by side with people.

We at Gideon believe that we can help exponentially grow humanity’s ability to move goods by automating the most complex material handling workflows. The world needs new ways of solving challenges. Our new way is to give superpowers to the millions of essential workers who keep our supply chains running. With the help of our customers, partners, and investors, we’ve built an AMR specifically for the task of loading and unloading truck trailers, augmenting human talent.”

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Matija Kopić
Gideon CEO

Benefits of autonomous forklift for trailer loading and unloading

Trey helps businesses solve their most complex supply chain challenges: increase throughput, maximize productivity, and solve labor challenges.

Autonomous solutions like Trey can help logistics, manufacturing, and retail companies with many challenges: They can for example help relieve labor shortage pressures enabling employees to focus on value-added tasks. Employees can control and monitor the processes and the goods, and a single person can now oversee multiple trailers unloaded simultaneously. By boosting capacity, Trey can also increase throughput. Furthermore, process stability and efficiency can be raised by automating, orchestrating, and optimizing previously inefficient workflows, all while improving the bottom line through lowering operations and labor costs.

Autonomous Forklift Trey

Here at DB Schenker, we draw on 150 years of logistic experience, and we’ve always focused on bringing innovation to deliver the efficiency and excellence expected by our clients. This is why we are excited to see new solutions from Gideon. Our projects so far are promising demonstrated, real-potential use cases that help us transform inbound and outbound logistic operations.

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Xavier Garijo
Board Member for Contract Logistics at DB Schenker

Trey is not the only autonomous mobile robot by Gideon. The LiftBot 1000 can carry palettes with loads of up to 1000 kg. The logistics service provider DB Schenker for example implemented Gideon’s AMRs in their supply chains as one of the firsts in 2019.

Published: April: 2022