The RUSNANO’s FIEP Startups Have Launched a Pilot Project to Robotize the Faberlic’s Central Warehouse

29 April 2021

Ronavi Robotics and RMS (both being parts of the TechnoSpark Group of the investment network of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (FIEP) of the VEB.RF Group) have successfully completed the first stage of a pilot project to robotize the Faberlic’s central warehouse.

Ronavi Robotics and RMS have created a demo area that transports pallets of goods from the pick-up point to the high racking storage area, and from there to the shipping area. A forklift truck transferred the goods delivered to the warehouse from the vehicle to the Ronavi H1500 robots, which transported them to the high storage racks, where a forklift lifted the goods and placed them at the required racking level. The robots worked together through the RMS software, which uses artificial intelligence technology.

The main economic objective of the worked out scenario is to minimize the horizontal movements carried out by the forklift. Each robot travels over 40 km in a 12-hour shift, enabling the forklifts to be used primarily for vertical load handling. This makes it possible to increase the efficiency of the forklifts by a factor of four.

“We consider the first phase of the pilot project a success. The logistics robots and software were fast, trouble-free, and, importantly, safe. We have agreed to scale up the project and continue experimenting by increasing the number of robots and routes,” said Andrey Kosov, Director of Logistics at Faberlic.

“The project with Faberlic is evidence that large companies see the real impact of robotization and are ready to get started now. Companies now have the opportunity to implement the idea of the warehouse of the future using Russian robots and the Russian integration system,” said Oleg Lysak, CEO of the TechnoSpark Group.

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The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.

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The TechnoSpark Group of Companies, a part of the investment network of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, is involved in all aspects of venture creation: from establishing a start-up to its sale. The TechnoSpark Group of Companies is in the hardware industry, working in areas, such as robotics in logistics, energy storage systems, hi-tech medical equipment, diamond optics, braided composites, optical and industrial surfaces, genomics, industrial microbiology, thin-film integrated photovoltaics, additive technologies and flexible electronics. The Group of Companies is in first place according to the National rating of Russia’s most effective technology parks and was included in the National Rating of Russian Fast-growing Technology Companies, TechUp 2019. It is also a part of the community of startup studios, the Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN).

For more information about the company, visit technospark.ru

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Ronavi Robotics (part of the TechnoSpark Group of the Investment Network of the RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs) is the first Russian company to develop, manufacture, and sell robots for independent operation in warehouses. Serial production of the AMR H1500 was launched in 2019 at two industrial sites, in Troitsk (Moscow) and Eindhoven (Netherlands) at the capacities of VDL ETG, one of the largest European engineering companies.

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Faberlic is one of the largest cosmetics manufacturers in Russia. For more than 17 years it has been ranked among the top 100 perfume and cosmetics companies in the world by Women’s Wear Daily. Faberlic was ranked 31st in the Direct Selling News Global 100 in 2020. 

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RMS (part of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies) creates software using artificial intelligence technology to manage a fleet of warehouse robots and simulation models to calculate the cost-effectiveness of warehouse robotization. Ronavi logistics robots were integrated into the SAP ERP management system with the help of RMS.