Sri Lanka to get automated warehouse with Norwegian technology

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will set up an automated warehousing and packaging facility with robotics capabilities for fresh fish in collaboration with Norway’s Element Logics and Tiqri, the Prime Minister’s office said Thursday.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is on a three-day official visit to Norway visited sports goods retailer XXL’s robotic warehousing facilities.

The automated warehouse uses robots to store, package and ship goods to XXL stores and online shoppers.

The technology can be applied for warehousing and shipping of a range of goods from clothing, fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, the Prime Minister’s office said in statement.

XXL’s robotic warehousing facility was developed and operated by Element Logic and Tiqri, a software engineering firm.

Element Logic provides logistics services which include automated storage and retrieval systems for warehouses.

Tiqri has offices in Norway, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
Construction of the proposed robotic fish storage unit will begin in December 2018, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
(COLOMBO, 04 October 2018)

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