We set out to solve a fundamental problem. Consumer behavior has changed rapidly and dramatically, with a massive uptick in demand for online orders for next-day or same-day fulfillment and delivery. And the COVID supply chain shock has accelerated that trend exponentially.
But traditional existing supply chains are woefully inadequate, based on parcel post and bulk orders to the store, rather than individual customized items packed and shipped to the customer in real-time. And the costs of fulfilling these digital commerce needs are eroding the margins of retailers facing even more daunting competition from ecommerce behemoths.
Searching for better solutions, our founder, CEO and CTO Scott Gravelle was inspired to build a better system while watching a nature documentary about leaf-cutter ants (genus “Atta”), which build their colonies vertically underground.
Attabotics replaces the rows and aisles of traditional fulfillment centers with a patented storage structure and robotics shuttles that utilize both horizontal and vertical space, reducing a company’s warehouse needs by 85%.
By empowering retailers, grocers, and ecommerce providers to place fulfillment centers near high-density urban areas, Attabotics helps create jobs and decrease carbon emissions by closing the last-mile delivery gap.
Attabotics has been adopted by major brands including luxury department store Nordstrom, and other retailers across apparel, food & beverage, and home goods.
Attabotics is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with fulfillment centers across the United States and Canada. With 200+ employees and award-winning innovation and growth, Attabotics has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, CNBC, Business Insider, Tech Crunch, TEDx, and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Attabotics has attracted more than $125 million USD in investments from Canadian pension plans and US-based private equity and venture capital.
Our “Attapeeps” are innovative, beyond-the-box thinkers that bring an entirely new disruptive industry approach. They are making a difference in global markets with cool new robotic technology and ideas that help consumers get the goods they need. They are also helping businesses restore profitability, enhance their workforce, and cut cardboard and carbon waste dramatically.
And we’ve teamed with best of breed solutions and integration partners for complete solution capability. Partners include Microsoft, KPMG, Accenture, FoodX, Rogers, amii, and AltaML.