Performance Team signs agreement with Boston Dynamics

El Segundo, California USA – March 23, 2022 – Performance Team – A Maersk Company has signed a multi-year agreement with Boston Dynamics to strengthen the company’s warehouse and distribution capabilities.

The agreement marks the next step in a strategic collaboration that involves the planned deployment of equipment that will help unload boxes from trailers at warehouse doors. The first two units will be delivered in September 2022.

Gabriel Alizieri, Executive Vice President of Performance Team – A Maersk Company said “Collaborating with Boston Dynamics strengthens our open innovation ecosystem approach, using technology as a critical enabler in our organizational business model. We will now be able to support our world-class operations team with a technology solution that fits our ongoing process optimization, design and digitalization programs. We’re excited about the operational potential of these services to our customers and the level of new support to enhance our colleagues’ operational processes.”

Record cargo growth in the U.S and Canada has been fueled by online shopping. Distribution and fulfillment centers are a key link in supply chain networks enabling faster speed to market of goods.

Erez Agmoni, Senior Vice President of Innovation for the company’s Warehousing & Distribution activities added “We have been studying the market for technology solutions in our fulfillment operations and conducting pilot programs with Boston Dynamics. We were looking for a safer, more innovative solution. By partnering with Boston Dynamics, we achieve significant improvements to help us transform our highly repetitive warehouse operational processes to make supply chains more consistent for our customers and safer for our colleagues.”

Kevin Blankespoor, Senior Vice President at Boston Dynamics said “Warehouses and distribution centers all over the world are struggling to meet surging supply chain demands, and our newest line of equipment helps keep the flow of goods moving while creating a safer environment for logistics personnel. We look forward to working with Performance Team – A Maersk Company to help improve its operations and better support its customers.”

Performance Team – A Maersk Company currently operates over 60 distribution and fulfillment center locations in North America and Transportation Services which is complemented by Maersk’s recent ecommerce logistics acquisition activities and the intended acquisition of Pilot Freight Services which is under regulatory review prior to closing in Q2 2022 which will add 87 more locations serving first, middle and last mile logistics across the U.S.

Media contact:
Tom Boyd, Media Relations Manager, Maersk North America thomas.h.boyd@maersk.com