Currys invests in robotic suits to prevent warehouse injuries during festive peak

Staff wearing robotic suits at Currys Newark warehouse

Currys has splashed out more than £250,000 on a suite of robotic exoskeleton suits to help prevent muscle injuries for warehouse staff handling heavy loads.

The suits, which are worn like small backpacks, are being introduced at Curry’s Newark distribution site to help colleagues from logistics partner GXO carry out their physical day-to-day tasks safely and efficiently over the busy festive period, the electronic retailer said.

Made with ultra-light carbon fibre, the waterproof exoskeleton is said to provide at least 10 tonnes of relief over the course of a typical working shift, as well as up to 30kg of assistance to the lower back per lift.

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