Pallet Shuttle Automation, LLC (PSA) has reached an agreement with Storage Management Systems (SMS) of South Africa to expand manufacturing operations of its Omni-Directional Pallet Shuttle System to the U.S.A.

Pallet Shuttle is an Automated Deep Lane Pallet Storage and Retrieval system that increases warehouse storage capacity, reduces forklift usage and enhances labor utilization.

Steve Cappella, of PSA states “The recent decision to manufacture in the U.S. was motivated by an improving American business climate, low energy costs and a growing technical labor force. Warehouse automation is reaching a tipping point in the U.S. as manual labor costs and shortages continue to challenge warehousing and manufacturing operations.

Our on-going goal is to create jobs in manufacturing, construction, robotics, installation, warehousing and maintenance. Pallet Shuttle projects will create extensive urban construction, long-term distribution and high-tech robotics jobs that are technical in nature and will help blue collar workers transition from manual labor skill sets to higher paying robotics and automation positions.”

Theuns Pretorius, of SMS, stated, “We are excited about our partnership with PSA and the ability to expand manufacturing of automated systems to the U.S.A.

This move will enhance logistics, improve technical support and reduce lead times for Pallet Shuttle projects in North America.”

Pallet Shuttle Automation, LLC is a subsidiary of Distribution Property Solutions, Inc. a turnkey provider of unique high density storage systems. With offices in CA, TX and TN, the company has a footprint to service national and multinational clients with their innovative solutions. The company offers its products and services directly to end users via its unique affiliate partner network.

Their clients include high profile companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Miller/Coors, Pepsi, Sysco, U.S. Foods, Hanesbrands, Disney and a wide variety of small to mid-tier companies.

PSA offers operating lease programs to help clients proceed with labor saving benefits reducing challenges of long-term capital acquisition efforts.