Optimizing since day one
Since Element Logic was founded in 1985 our goal has been to optimize warehouse performance. Our first automated products were vertical carousels and within a decade Element Logic became the market leader in the Nordics. The key to our success was the same as it is today: hard working employees that pride themselves in understanding customer needs and believe in new technology.
In the beginning we wrote our software based on a stopwatch and counting steps of warehouse workers. Although our methods have progressed, the core of our product remains the same: smart automated picking technology enhanced with our own software to improve warehouse workflow.
The original AutoStore-partner
Back in 2003 inventor of the AutoStore robots Ingvar Hognaland and Element Logic founder Kjell Blakseth met at a tradeshow. While the industry laughed at their «crazy robot idea», we loved it. Six months later Element Logic built the world’s first AutoStore facility.
The early years of the partnership however were tough. The market was afraid of automation and people were focused on the risks involved. Although the product was in its infancy, and did not have the up time it is renowned for today, the potential was clear for Element Logic.
A tight bond was formed between Element Logic and AutoStore. Two companies that know each other and care about each other. And eventually grew together, when the product was perfected, and the market started to mature.
Expansion in Europe
The Nordics have always been Element Logic’s home-market, but in 2015 we sold our first AutoStore project outside the Nordics, and the following year more than 50% of our revenue was generated outside of Norway. In 2016 we opened our German office, while UK and France followed suit. Country by country we helped warehouses to succeed into the future, designing smart solutions with AutoStore, yielding significant efficiency across borders. Along the way we both built the largest AutoStore facility in the world as well as the smallest.
In 2020 Element Logic won full European distribution rights for AutoStore, and consequently opened full scale operations in Poland and the Benelux. Now, we proudly call the whole of Europe our local market.
As the barriers for using robotic technology is falling, Element Logic passed an 80 million Euro turnover in 2019, marking an exponential growth the company has seen since 2014.
Driven by technology
Since we bought our first computer in 1985 we have never lost faith in new technology. It’s in Element Logic’s DNA to be early adopters and we have based our business on technology. Our software is one of our most prized assets, as it enables our customers to maximize the efficiency of AutoStore and boost productivity in the warehouse. It is constantly in development by our R&D-department.
As AutoStore pioneers we love robots that make warehouses better. That’s why Element Logic partnered with Right Hand Robotics and launched a robot arm with machine learning technology. The robot arm can be installed at a picking station and is able to pick items it has never seen before. As it picks it constantly learns and improves. To quote our test client «This is the future of intra logistics, no doubt about it».
Powered by people
Even though we work with incredible technology every day, Element Logic values people even higher. Our culture is based on little hierarchy and we focus on creating a respectful, humble and open environment. This also characterizes the way we handle customers and their challenges – nothing is too small or too big.