Calgary, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE). .
As the exclusive distributor of globally recognized professional beauty brands, the highly automated facility will support Modern Beauty’s 34 stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Attabotics’ scalable system condenses traditional warehouse aisles into a single, vertical warehouse structure. Within the structure, robotic shuttles move in three-dimensional space to store and deliver goods to the perimeter workers who pick, pack, and ship modern trade orders. Optimizing storage space allows for additional storage capacity and throughput to support growth without the need for expansion. Direct access to each bin also enables efficient distribution across all channels.
“Working with Canada’s premier beauty supplier and another Calgary-based company to accelerate their growth and meet customer needs is a project the Attabotics team is excited to explore – and one we’re incredibly proud to be collaborating on.” said Attabotics Founder and CEO Scott Gravelle.
The structure will be located at Modern Beauty Supplies’ existing warehouse in Calgary, Alberta and is expected to be operational as early as the fourth quarter of 2022. The new fulfillment system, covering approximately 19,500 square feet, will include more than 26,000 bins, 33 Attabots and five picking stations and four replenishment stations.
“We believe Attabotics is the future of warehouse automation,” said Amer Jomaa, COO of Modern Beauty Supplies. “The partnership of the two Canada-based companies will help take the beauty industry to the next level by investing in the future and the latest technology to meet the needs of our customers.”
“Our alliance with Modern Beauty Supplies is key to demonstrate and advance our fulfillment capabilities in high-demand industries, especially as we continue to work with potential partners in the ever-changing and demanding retail landscape,” said Gravelle. “We’re here to help customers meet the demands of today’s consumers, which is why we look forward to helping the Modern Beauty team build the supply chain of the future and deliver an enhanced fulfillment experience.”
To learn more about Attabotics, please visit https://www.attabotics.com/.
Attabotics is the world’s first 3D robotic supply chain system for modern commerce. Inspired by the framework of ant colonies, Attabotics replaces the rows and aisles of traditional fulfillment centers with a patented warehouse structure and robotic shuttles that utilize both horizontal and vertical space, reducing the company’s warehousing needs by 85 percent. By enabling retailers to set up fulfillment centers near dense urban areas, Attabotics helps create jobs and lowers carbon emissions by closing the last mile delivery gap. Attabotics is being acquired by major brands, including luxury department store Nordstrom and other apparel, food and beverage, and homeware retailers. Attabotics is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and has fulfillment centers in the United States and Canada.
About modern beauty products
Modern was founded in 1986 in Calgary, Alberta, where we still operate today. Modern is one of Canada’s largest beauty suppliers and the exclusive distributor of numerous professional beauty brands recognized worldwide. We are passionate about the beauty industry and mentor Canada’s licensed beauty professionals. With 34 stores and over 200 employees across Canada, we’re in a better position to do that. Modern Beauty offers a full line of quality spa and salon supplies, equipment and furniture in Canada.
Modern Beauty is a family run business and the people behind the scenes are one of our core strengths that make our Modern Family. In 2022, Modern Beauty was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Governed Companies for the third year in a row. We strive to be the go-to destination for all of our clients’ professional beauty needs, providing them with the brands and products they love, the latest beauty technologies and access to the latest trends and education. We’re passionate about helping our clients’ businesses thrive while ensuring they receive a superior customer service experience.
As part of the ever-changing beauty industry, we are constantly looking for ways to challenge and reinvent ourselves. At Modern Beauty we work to stay ahead of trends and technology to ensure the satisfaction of our customers, manufacturers, employees and the general public.