The milestone was attained two months after the company registered 900 million units picked.

“The need for cost-efficient robotics automation is a must-have as e-commerce volumes continue to increase and the labour shortages persist,” said Rick Faulk, CEO, Locus Robotics.

He added: “Reaching our One Billion pick milestone underscores the critical business value that Locus’s proven technology brings to our customers around the world, every day.”

Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director at Interact Analysis said: “This latest milestone demonstrates both the incredible growth that Locus Robotics and the AMR industry have achieved, and also proves the feasibility of retailers and logistics companies’ relying on robotic picking technology.”