Vecna Robotics, the leader in scalable hybrid order-fulfillment solutions, announced a strategic alliance with a leasing financial company. This new partnership will provide industry leaders with an affordable way, beyond its competitive pricing, to automate manufacturing, warehouses, and distribution centers.

“Many manufacturing businesses prefer equipment leasing as a way to calculate rapid return on investment (ROI). The benefits of this new arrangement extends beyond the prospect of conserving cash. Equipment leasing offers advantages that are often overlooked such as reducing business risk and improving financial flexibility,” said John Hayes, Vice President for Vecna Robotics.

Vecna Robotics provides a leasing option including both materials handling equipment and revolutionary disruptive IIoT monitoring. The leasing program ensures a rapid ROI and far less than the cost of employing and insuring a fork truck driver.

Engineers can choose between tuggers that pull a string of carts or trailers in a train; unit load carriers that move subassemblies and work-in-process from one assembly station to another; forked pallet trucks that interface with pickup and drop off points on the plant floor; and automated guided carts (AGCs) that are smaller, cheaper, and easier to install than traditional AGVs. AGCs are popular for applications where lighter loads and flexibility are required.

“Companies are investing in AGVs to improve plant-floor efficiency and reduce operating costs. As the flexible technology is now more affordable and more easily used on assembly lines, manufacturers and single location distribution centers are deploying driverless carts, robotic parts bins, and autonomous tuggers,” Hayes said.