Starting from semi-automatic storage, we got to the fully automated warehouse concept. The idea of picking up a pallet without the need for a human operator became our challenge. We invested a great deal in this project, with the first prototypes coming in 2002. In 2010 we rolled out the new evolution, a leap forward, a battery-less solution, with a super capacitor that could load the shuttle in a few seconds, each time. All the technology we had developed over the years became our strength, the reason for our growth. Our solution was given the honorable mention at the International Golden Compass Awards for design, and Cerved cited us “Company to watch of the year”.
It is now almost 50 years since my first day at work at OTE, which has now fallen into disuse. For 15 year old boys and girls it is an excellent backdrop for rock concerts. For me, it was the factory where I did my apprenticeship, where I was trained. It was not only about work. It was about values. I am referring to responsibility, commitment, and bringing projects forward without complaining about the problems.