About Us - The Kiva Approach

A Different kind of Material Handling Company & Complete Warehouse Automation Solution

Man WorkingKiva Systems LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.  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.

We believe:

Products Should Organize Themselves

Current solutions store items in fixed locations which results in wasted time and energy spent keeping the facility organized. With Kiva, inventory is free from physical location constraints, locations and positions are virtual and move and adapt to the products.  The result is that any item can be delivered to any operator at any time.

One Piece of Equipment & One Process Should Handle All Products

Kiva believes that one simple process and set of material handling equipment should be used to store, move and sort all items in the warehouse so facility managers can focus on the customer, not the complexity of their equipment.

A Material Handling Solution Should Scale Up or Down

Kiva believes that companies should employ the right amount of material handling equipment for the current required throughput and scale up as the market grows or flex up during peak seasons.  Kiva enables multiple degrees of flexibility!

Orders Should Be Filled When the Customers Want Them

Kiva believes that orders should drop directly from customers through to pack operators resulting in shorter cycle times and same-day fulfillment.  Kiva customers view their supply chain as a competitive advantage.