A state of the art logistics warehouse with flying drones patrolling shelves and robotic arms handling boxes of Nescafé and Kit Kats is to be built in the Midlands in a £55m investment, it was announced on Monday.
The companies behind the Leicestershire facility, XPO Logistics and Nestlé, say it will be one of the most advanced distribution centres in the world, with technology to enable the fast and efficient dispatch of products to supermarkets and other customers.
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By Michael Pooler
Source: Financial Times
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