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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gap will Deploy Kiva Robot System

Boston Globe

Kiva Systems of Woburn said that Gap Inc. Direct has deployed a new Kiva robot system to help automate a Gap fulfillment center in Columbus, Ohio.

The deployment follows a series of tests by Gap that concluded in the fall.

Kiva's press release included a statement from Chris Black, vice president of operations at Gap Inc. Direct, who referenced Piperlime, a Gap brand.

"Using a flexible, automated order fulfillment automation system helped our Piperlime operations scale to increased capacity over the critical holiday season," Black said. "The system freed up our employees’ time, allowing them to focus on processing a higher volume of customer orders faster and to ensure more accuracy. We’re looking forward to leveraging Kiva’s system when we expand our online business internationally."