Press release: HUGO closes strong partnerships


HUGO closes strong partnerships with Textile School in Borås, Ericsson, Something Borrowed and Sportlala to solve the last mile problem in the fashion industry.

HUGO delivery is a start-up developing an AGV (autonomous ground vehicle) for package delivery. The company’s focus is on modularity and aims to tackle the problems associated with the last mile in the logistics chain. Today, the last mile of delivering packages is a costly, time consuming and unsustainable part of the value chain of consumer goods.

The company was founded in August 2018, and has since then been working on building a prototype. The robot is a modular platform which will be able to handle different sizes and types of packages.

HUGO delivery is currently mainly funded by Berge, a design and technology company located at Lindholmen Science park in Gothenburg. HUGO additionally currently is involved in two different research projects partly funded by: Drive Sweden and Vinnova. Partners for these projects include the Textile school in Borås, Ericsson, Something Borrowed and Sportlala. Working with the Textile school in Borås, Ericsson and Sportlala, HUGO looks to develop and integrate circular textile services. Investigations will also be made into the possibilities of improving the return process both from a consumer convenience and sustainability points of view. The start date of this project was November 1st 2018, and is partially funded by Vinnova.

Minna Sandberg: With the increasing risk to the environment and fast growth of ecommerce, HUGO & our partners will lead the way in developing a sustainable last mile delivery solution. Our partnership will ensure that someone is taking responsibility towards mitigating and hopefully negating any negative impact future consumerism has on the earth.

Daniel Cayard: HUGO is providing a strong push in the last mile delivery sector and are proud to be partnering with such great companies. Their collective desires to take the hard but right road to a better future is in line with our ideals so there was a natural fit.

The future of e-commerce is growing extremely fast and as a result, creating a negative impact on our planet. The future of parcel delivery will be dominated by autonomous delivery models, and the change will arrive sooner than most expect. HUGO and its partners will be at the forefront of this transition, pioneering how the landscape of last mile deliveries in the near future.

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