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Technology and Logistics Cooperation Set to Develop Warehouse of the Future

January 31, 2019 / Handy Shipping Guide

In 2017 Wincanton, best known to most in the trade as a road haulage outfit but lately morphed into third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions, joined up with digital technology specialist L Marks to find new, start-up companies which offered better ways forward for the industry. The latest tranche of those entrepreneurs to receive assistance via the programme, known as W2 Labs, have now revealed exactly what they are targeting, and two shortlisted companies are both working in the same specific area of the transport process. The second round of W2 Labs applications last year saw a total of 152 applications to the programme coming from a variety of countries. 15 companies presented at Pitch Day at Digital Catapult in London, with six start-ups finally shortlisted. Two of the chosen, iFollow from France and Turkish outfit Milvus Robotics were of special interest for their far sighted attitude to the physical side of the business. As with many other similar operations Wincant...