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Seegrid Secures $25M in Additional Financing

Posted by Amanda Merrell on Aug 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM

PITTSBURGH, PA – Seegrid, the pioneer and leader in vision-based autonomous industrial vehicles, announced today that the company has raised approximately $12M of equity capital from Giant Eagle, its majority shareholder, and several other existing and new investors, and has a commitment for an additional $13M from Giant Eagle.

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Topics: AGV, manufacturing, seegrid, materials handling, lean manufacturing, VGV, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, innovation, growth

Seegrid Named Pittsburgh Tech 50 Awards Finalist

Posted by Amanda Merrell on Aug 12, 2016 10:04:53 AM

PITTSBURGH, PA – Seegrid, the pioneer and leader in vision-based autonomous industrial vehicles, today announced that the Pittsburgh Technology Council has named it a Tech 50 Awards Finalist for Manufacturing Innovator of the Year.

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Topics: AGV, manufacturing, seegrid, materials handling, VGV, lean, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, innovation

Disruption Ahead: Automotive Manufacturers Look to the Future

Posted by Jim Rock, CEO on Aug 4, 2016 10:08:46 AM

After a banner year in 2015—with over 17.5 million vehicles sold in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal—the automotive industry is poised to
continue this pattern of growth through 2016 and beyond. That doesn’t mean the industry is without challenges, though. Automakers are beginning to feel the effects of an increasingly competitive market as an influx of tech companies enter the automotive game, embracing big data to identify and solve problems, and touting a “fail fast” mentality that enables the quick production of innovative new products.

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Topics: manufacturing, seegrid, AGVs, automotive industry blog, VGV, automotive industry using AGVs, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, IIoT, Big data, Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, automotive manufacturing

Seegrid Joins Michigan Leading Technology Organization Automation Alley

Posted by Amanda Merrell on Jul 27, 2016 10:07:43 AM

 

PITTSBURGH, PA – Seegrid, the pioneer and leader in vision-based autonomous industrial vehicles, today announced it has become a member of Automation Alley. Recognizing that Michigan’s tech sector is growing stronger every day, Seegrid is proud join the innovation conversation as a member of Automation Alley. Automation Alley’s mission is to enhance the global competitiveness of Southeast Michigan and to advance the region as a high-tech powerhouse at the forefront of innovation worldwide through initiatives in advanced manufacturing, entrepreneurship, international business, talent development, and defense.

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Topics: manufacturing, seegrid, VGV, lean, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, automotive manufacturing, Detroit, Michigan, growth

Seegrid Names Pete Chryplewicz to Detroit, MI Robotics Leadership Initiative

Posted by Amanda Merrell on Jul 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM

PITTSBURGH, PA – Seegrid, the pioneer and leader in vision-based autonomous industrial vehicles, today announced the addition of Pete Chryplewicz to the Company’s strategic account sales team. Chryplewicz will be heading up the important Detroit, Michigan robotics leadership initiative. 

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Topics: manufacturing, seegrid, VGV, lean, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, growth

18 Questions to Ask Your AGV Vendor: Part 2

Posted by Lindsay Derda on Jul 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

With so many AGV solutions on the market, it can be difficult to tell which AGV is right for your application and facility. Before investing in automation, ask your AGV vendor these important questions about install times, safety standards and the team you’ll be working with. 

Check out Part 1 here

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Topics: manufacturing, seegrid, AGVs, distribution, VGV, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, flexibility

18 Questions to Ask Your AGV Vendor: Part 1

Posted by Lindsay Derda on Jun 22, 2016 3:22:39 PM

Manufacturers are increasingly turning to automation to solve their materials handling challenges. But as many are realizing, not all AGV companies are
alike. The various AGV solutions on the market have vastly different degrees of flexibility, scalability, and infrastructure requirements. Before investing in automation, be sure to ask your AGV/AGC vendor these important questions.

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Topics: manufacturing, seegrid, AGVs, distribution, VGV, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, flexibility

IIoT: The Next Frontier in Manufacturing

Posted by Lindsay Derda on May 25, 2016 1:50:26 PM

Machines on the plant floor will soon actively identify problems, determine a course of action, execute, and measure those results - all without human interaction. It’s not the Jetsons - it’s the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and it’s already beginning to reshape manufacturing. Though many manufacturers are just starting to explore the implications of IIoT, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been generating buzz for years and already represents a booming market opportunity.

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Topics: manufacturing, seegrid, VGV, lean, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, IIoT, Big data, Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things

Aerospace Manufacturing: A Need to Innovate, But No One to Do the Work

Posted by Lindsay Derda on May 11, 2016 2:02:15 PM

Like many industries, the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is facing increased pressure to continuously innovate and increase productivity, while also reducing labor and operating costs. Achieving all these targets requires a large, specialized workforce. A&D executives are feeling the pressure to simultaneously produce innovative products, control costs, and plan for future growth to stay ahead of this increasingly competitive market.

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Topics: manufacturing, seegrid, VGV, lean, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles, A&D, aerospace, United Technologies, defense

VGVs Crushing Materials Handling Challenges [Video]

Posted by Amanda Merrell on May 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Check out this video to see how Seegrid VGVs can crush your materials handling challenges! Our VGVs are busy moving goods in leading manufacturing and distribution facilities—hundreds of thousands miles traveled—with absolutely zero infrastructure!

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Topics: manufacturing, seegrid, VGV, lean, vision guided vehicles, robots, autonomous vehicles

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Seegrid vision guided vehicles (VGVs) provide exciting benefits in materials handling. Learn more about some of the most valued benefits our customers experience:

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