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GEODIS Introduces Exoskeletons for Warehouse Staff

GEODIS Introduces Exoskeletons for Warehouse Staff
Danny Gill

GEODIS has launched the use of exoskeletons to support and protect employees’ backs during their work in its warehouse in Venlo, the Netherlands. The exoskeletons is an external type of brace for lower back support as staff lift and carry objects during their pick and pack activities. The exoskeleton works via a spring system that acts as a type of counterweight. When the employee bends over, the spring pushes back so that the load on the back is reduced by 40%.

“Staff are fitter after a working day thanks to these skeletons,” says Sjors van Enckevort, Site Manager Contract Logistics at GEODIS in Venlo.

The use of such aids is becoming very important in the logistics sector. While the exoskeletons available at the Venlo facility prevent back injury, the company is exploring further possibilities. This type of exoskeleton is ‘passive’, meaning that they follow the user’s movements, adjusting pressure without impeding movement. There is now increasing interest in the development of an ‘active’ exoskeleton, which would extend support to the employee’s arms as well. GEODIS says they see great value in the adoption of these aids and are following advances in the area closely.

“A responsible employer, GEODIS pays special attention to the health of its employees. We place great store by these kinds of innovation. Depending on the results of their performance in Venlo, we will plan on deploying them more widely across our network in the future,” said Laurent Parat, EVP Contract Logistics for GEODIS.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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