Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions, Newport News, Va., established its Americas Technology Center at its West Coast office in Salida, Calif. The new technology center will focus on the perfection and further development of the PowerStore Pallet Shuttle to meet increasing demand in the Americas and Asia regions.

Swisslog added the PowerStore Pallet Shuttle to its product portfolio in April 2016 with the acquisition of Power Automation Systems (PAS), Lathrop, Calif.

“We gained not only a spectacular product when we acquired Power Automation Systems, but also a team of outstanding engineers and designers,” says Michael Felbinger, vice president of the Americas Technology Center. “Swisslog’s commitment to our customers has always involved leading the industry with the latest innovations developed by our technology centers around the world. It was clear to us that the further development of the PowerStore product was valuable on a regional level for the specific requirements of our customers in the Americas. Our PowerStore team proactively finds new ways to improve the functionality of our equipment for the changing demands of our customers, each of whom have somewhat unique product characteristics.”

“At Swisslog, we are committed to shaping the future of intralogistics by introducing a new era of robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. Our PowerStore pallet shuttle technology delivers on that promise extremely well,” adds Markus Schmidt, president of Swisslog WDS Americas.