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Amazon Acquires Kiva Systems

March 20, 2012
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Amazon.com is making its biggest acquisition since the 2009 purchase of Zappos.com, agreeing to pay $775 million for Kiva Systems Inc., a maker of robots that move items around warehouses....

 

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With a 60,000 square-foot facility in Fayetteville, Ark., Acumen Brands’ current warehouse and order fulfillment system is light-years from where it was just two short years ago when the company was founded.
 
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Timberland Employs Kiva Systems for Retail Fulfillment
September 13, 2011 From Kiva Systems

Timberland announced that it will implement an automated order fulfillment and distribution operation from Kiva systems, a developer of mobile-robotic solutions, to automate all wholesale, retail and direct-to-consumer fulfillment activities in its new European Distribution Center which is under construction in Almelo, the Netherlands.

 

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