Ocado has purchased two robotics firms to take on Amazon


UK technology firm Ocado has acquired two robotics start-ups from the US as the company looks to boost efficiency in its warehouses. The purchase of San Francisco firm Kindred Systems for $262 million and Las Vegas-based Haddington Dynamics for $25 million in cash and shares should help the retailer introduce more automation solutions.

Ocado has shown itself to be keen to embrace new technologies at every opportunity – earlier this year, it announced that it had purchased a minority stake in another robotics firm, Myrmex

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