Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/25/2013 -- Seegrid had a fantastic ProMat 2013. It started on January 21st when Seegrid became the top vote getter for the One Minute to Connect video contest for the second year in a row. Seegrid Corporation (http://www.seegrid.com), the leading manufacturer of robotic industrial trucks, was interview by Mike Bacidore, Plant Services Magazine, Editor in Chief. John Hayes, with Seegrid shared his thoughts with Bacidore. The video link can be found at: http://youtu.be/EgWFg2HnK3M.
The show was the best in Seegrid history with more than 1000 companies committed to take advantage of the ProMat Leasing Special. According to David Noble, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Seegrid, “The ProMat special leasing opportunity allows facilities to deploy the driverless GP8 single or double pallet truck for as little as $888 a month. According to Salary.com, a material handling employee, fully-burdened, costs a company $47,639 a year. This equates to a monthly cost of $3,680 or an hourly cost of $23.00. Instead of moving product with manned industrial equipment, companies will lease the GP8 pallet truck at a record low cost.”
Companies are quickly concluding that it make no sense to pay an operator $184 a day to complete non-value-added travel, when a Seegrid robot performs the same task, three shifts a day, five days a week, for as little as $44 day or $1.85 per hour. Noble concluded, “Seegrid robots are more affordable than an employee making minimum wage and do not require benefits, breaks, or vacation, and increase operational productivity and efficiency.”
The driverless GP8 single and double pallet trucks transport goods using Seegrid’s patented vision-guided navigation technology. The GP8 can transport palletized loads up to 8,000 lbs. safely and reliably without the use of wire, laser, tape, or magnet. Robotic industrial trucks offer a flexible, cost effective solution for the automated movement of products. Manufacturing facilities and warehouses operating Seegrid robots experience reduced labor costs, increased safety, reduced product damage, and improved productivity and efficiency.
ProMat 2013 Special Pricing Good through February 28
Customers who prefer to own the GP8 single or double pallet truck can take advantage of the show special by purchasing the driverless robot for only $49,900…a $30,000 savings.
Founded in 2003, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid Corporation brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. With more than thirty years of innovation and research by leading robotic scientists, engineers, programmers and logistics practitioners worldwide, Seegrid’s exclusive Robotic Industrial Trucks are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments. Seegrid’s technology transforms industrial vehicles into unmanned, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without the need for wire, tape, laser, magnet or other costly automated guided vehicle (AGV) guidance systems. Seegrid offers solutions that optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages.