Logistics support robot CarriRo®AD, expanded its operation at mail-order distribution center of Sumitomo Corporation Group

-Expanded introduction at mail-order distribution centers within the Sumitomo Corporation Group-

Picked packages are loaded on CarriRo®AD and automatically transported to the sorting area

The logistics support robot CarriRo® sold by ZMP Inc in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (CEO, Hisashi Taniguchi) was introduced at the mail-order distribution base of the Sumitomo Corporation Group, Sumisho Global Logistics Co., Ltd. (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Katsuya Okihiro, hereinafter SGL).

Carriro® AD (Autonomous model), which was also introduced at Bell Maison Logistics of Sumitomo Corporation group in July last year, has been additionally introduced within the group, the total number of installation bases has been increased.​ ​

At the SGL site, belt conveyor was firstly considered as a solution for the amount of products handled every year and the urgent need to deal with a serious labor shortage but the layout inside was limited. The deployment ended up delayed because of the cost of installation. After examining various automatic transfer equipment, CarriRo® was introduced from the viewpoint that it was easy to implement without changing the current situation of the distribution center or warehouse. In the mail-order logistics business, since the volume of products fluctuates every day, it is necessary to flexibly respond to sudden labor shortages.​ ​

Currently, the method of using CarriRo® is simple as transferring goods between two spots inside the area, but in the future, the benefits that CarriRo® brings to the firm would be utilized by using variable kinds of landmarks to plan the CarriRo®’s route in advance.​ ​

[Introduction of CarriRo® logistics support robot]
Sumisho Global Logistics Co., Ltd.
Case introduction URL:​ ​https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/detail_sgl

【Logistics Support robot CarriRo®】

The logistics support robot CarriRo® is a product developed by applying ZMP's Autonomous Driving technology, such as the service demonstration of Auto Taxi®, which ZMP is developing. In the logistics industry, which is experiencing a rapid labor shortage due to a declining birthrate and an aging population, we are selling products with the aim of reducing the burden of transportation work and saving labor and increasing efficiency. Currently, it has been introduced to more than 150 users since the start of sales, and has been introduced to various fields such as logistics bases and factories as well as the service industry such as hotels due to new added value by autonomous movement.

[Product Web URL]​ ​ https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/
[Product Introduction Video]​ ​https://youtu.be/dkfvVXNdaCU
【Product price】
CarriRo® FD (Follow-up model): 5-year lease 34,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / unit
CarriRo® AD (Autonomous model): 5-year lease 52,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / unit
CarriRo® AD (model with external input / output function): 5-year lease 58,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / unit
CarriRo® AD + (trolley type): 5-year lease 73,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / unit
(Pallet loading type): 5-years lease 82,000 JPY / month (excluding tax) / 1 unit

【Main Specifications】
CarriRo® FD, AD

Body weight
55 kg

65cm in width X 93cm in depth X 24cm in height

* Handle part is 96 cm
Maximum loading capacity

150 kg

Maximum speed

6 km/h (Following model), 3 km/h (Autonomous movement mode)

* FD does not have Autonomous movement mode.
300kg equivalent
* Depends on road conditions and trolley conditions
Charging time
Two and a half hours​ ​
Operating time

8 hours

* It may be different depending on the operating condition

CarriRo® AD+

Body weight

Trolley type: Approx. 56 kg (excluding weight)

Pallet loading type: about 60kg

Dolly type: 65cm in width X 93cm in depth X 24cm in height ※ 96cm in steering wheel

Pallet loading type: 65 cm in width x 93 cm in depth x 29 cm in height

When pallet truck is connected: 135 cm in width x 135 cm in depthe x 35 cm in height
Maximum loading capacity
200kg (trolley type only)
Maximum speed
3 km/h (Autonomous Moving mode)
600kg equivalent
* Depends on road conditions and trolley conditions
Charging time
Two and a half hours​ ​
Operating time

8 hours

* It may be different depending on the operating condition

* The above CarriRo® AD + specifications are subject to change.

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