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Innovative use of AMR technology in a chilled warehouse

Galipo Food Company is a food-service distributer, leading Southern Australia’s food service innovated by being the first to implement AMRs in a temperature-controlled environment. Galipo Foods is a family owned company with over 7,000 different products.

Industry: Food-service Distributer
Location: South Australia


Galipo Foods was determined to maintain its competitive advantage in the industry. The food-service distributer’s goal was to:

  • Have best-in-class technology to effectively manage future growth
  • Plan ahead due to the challenging temperature-controlled food-service environment
  • Find a way to implement AMRs into a refrigerated warehouse for the first time

Solutions implemented

Galipo Food Company partnered with Körber to develop an AMR solution that pioneered the food-service industry with an automated picking process:

  • Effectively manages the company’s growth
  • Reduces duplication of resources
  • Increases pick efficiency and accuracy rates


Once the Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) were fully implemented, Galipo Foods saw multiple benefits that shook up the food-service industry:

  • ROI was delivered in the first 12 months
  • Utilization of Galipo’s distribution center increased by 23 percent
  • Productivity improved by 200 percent

The Story

Galipo Food Company started as a small, ambitious operation with only four fridges and freezers in a garage supplying over 3,000 food businesses in Australia. Galipo received multiple state and national awards for excellence in food distribution and transport. While the company had a distinct competitive advantage in the food-service industry, the company knew a cool-down was on the horizon if they failed to stay ahead of the competition. Galipo Foods pioneered the logistics industry by deploying Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in a temperature-controlled food service environment. As a first mover, this use of AMR technology was a new frontier never attempted before. In collaboration with Körber and Geek+, Galipo Food Company got to work creating steps to make this AMR solution possible. With planning, brainstorming around the systems and solutions architecture, implementation, and testing, Galipo Foods was finally able to deploy the 12 Geek+ AMRs in the Dry Creek, SA refrigerated warehouse. Together, both partners rose to the challenge and made an idea a reality.

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