Tompkins Robotics, Raleigh, N.C., announced a strategic partnership with Bastian Solutions, Indianapolis, Ind., to expand delivery of its t-Sort solution.

Bastian Solutions combines scalable material handling systems, innovative software and custom automation engineering to deliver distribution and production solutions. Through the new partnership, Bastian Solutions will utilize Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort systems to help clients optimize warehousing and fulfillment operations across a wide range of end customer applications and sites.

“As market demands continue to change and grow at lightning speed, supply chain operations must adapt to remain competitive,” says Marvin Logan, vice president, consulting and integration at Bastian Solutions. “Tompkins Robotics’ flexible, scalable t-Sort solution enables our clients to reap maximum operational gains with minimum investment. These advantages are driving an increasing interest in this technology among our client base with several opportunities in the works. We look forward to partnering with Tompkins Robotics to deliver faster, more efficient sortation solutions.”

Ideal for small to large distribution operations, t-Sort is a portable, scalable robotic sortation system that operates similar to a tilt tray sorter without a fixed track, moving freely to any divert or induction station along the shortest path. Capable of handling parcels and units as small as a penny and up to 66 pounds, the t-Sort system can process a wide variety of items for applications in e-commerce, retail replenishment, returns, shipping and in the backroom of a retail location.

“Bastian Solutions is highly regarded for their ability to design and deliver cutting-edge technologies and solutions to help clients optimize supply chain operations,” says Mike Futch, president of Tompkins Robotics. “We look forward to partnering with them and supporting our shared mission to provide clients with best-in-breed automation solutions that meet the dynamic requirements of today’s environment.”

“The prolific growth of digital commerce has created many hurdles and complexities for traditional supply chains,” says Jim Tompkins, chairman and CEO of Tompkins International. “We are excited to partner with top providers like Bastian Solutions to deliver industry-leading robotic solutions that help clients adapt their warehouse operations to meet these evolving needs and achieve long-term profitable growth.”