Kiva Systems LLC became a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon in May 2012. Kiva uses game-changing automation technology for fulfillment centers that helps Amazon simplify operations and reduce costs while increasing strategic flexibility. Using hundreds of autonomous mobile robots and sophisticated control software, the Kiva Mobile-robotic Fulfillment System enables extremely fast cycle times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to shipping. The result is a building that is quick and low-cost to set up, inexpensive to operate and easy to change anywhere in the world.
Kiva Systems was founded on a better approach to order fulfillment solutions - a philosophy that simultaneously breaks many existing constraints and takes fulfillment back to its simple basics. Today Kiva is widely recognized as THE solution for eCommerce fulfillment and split-case, each and item picking applications of all types.