AutoStore AS

AutoStore AS

Stokkastrandvegen 85 5578 Nedre Vats Norway

AboutAutoStore AS

AutoStore™, founded in 1996, is a warehouse robot technology company that invented and continues to pioneer cube storage automation, the densest order-fulfillment solution in existence. Our focus is to marry software and hardware with human abilities to create the future of warehousing.The company is global, with over 950+ systems in 45 countries in a wide range of industries. All sales are distributed, designed, installed, and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators we call "partners".Office Locations: The company headquarters is in Nedre Vats, Norway, with offices in Oslo (Norway), the U.S., UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore.

How It Started

Great Change Always Starts with a Big Why

In the 1990s, the Hatteland Group built a new large warehouse to store the electronic components it sold in Northern Europe.When shelves filled to capacity in the first month, Hatteland’s Technical Director Ingvar Hognaland had an epiphany: Why store things like dominos, when we could store them like a Rubik’s cube? Let’s stop "airhousing" and start warehousing.That became the birth of cube storage automation and AutoStore.

Always Innovating

Foreseeing Trends at the Forefront of Innovation

Figuring other industries could benefit from this new cube storage automation concept, Arrow Electronics acquired Hatteland Electronic in 2000. The funding enabled Hatteland Group to invest in AutoStore, and from that moment the commercialization period started. The mature and robust product called AutoStore was to become the backbone of the Hatteland Group and it was ready to conquer the world.

Global Player

A Global Network Delivering Solutions Worldwide

In 2021, investment powerhouse SoftBank became an AutoStore shareholder following prior acquisitions by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and EQT Private Equity. Today, with more than 950 systems and 40,000 robots across 45 countries, AutoStore is poised to continue its aggressive global expansion.

Servicing a Variety of Sectors Across all Industries

AutoStore is used by a “who’s who” of global blue-chip companies. In industries as diverse as e-commerce, grocery, industrial, and healthcare, our cubic technology can be found in any warehouse, retail location, or other facility where end users need to “redefine space.”