Ford has ordered more than $10m worth of automated guided systems (AGVs) from provider JBT Corporation. The orders include expanding existing AGV installations and integrating AGVs into new manufacturing areas that have not previously used automated material delivery. They will be delivered through the third quarter of 2014, according to JBT.
Ford said that the vehicles would be deployed in plants in the US.
“Ford has been a valued JBT customer for over a decade and we are happy to continue this strong relationship," stated John Lee, vice president of JBT AeroTech. "With over 250 JBT AGVs operating in their manufacturing plants, this order shows Ford's deep commitment to the technology, and thorough understanding of how our AGVs add to their bottom line.”