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Amazon will be the co-owner of the French developer of driverless trucks

IXBT.com fresh news all the sections together 10.01.2019 at 16:57

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Amazon can in the next seven years to buy nearly a third of the French robotic companies Balyo, producing self-driving forklifts.

the automation of warehouses is a key element of Amazon efforts to reduce costs and accelerate delivery. Now the world's largest online store uses robots developed by Kiva Systems, which was bought by Amazon in 2012 for $ 775 million.

Under the deal, Amazon will receive free warrants for shares, the number of which is proportional to the volume of purchases of products Balyo. Maximum Amazon can get 29% Balyo, but within seven years, need to buy products of 300 million euros.

According to preliminary estimates, the income Balyo in 2018 amounted to 23.3 million euros, which is 40% more than in 2017.

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