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STRO: StrongPoint Becomes Distributor of AutoStore

18:00 / 1 September 2021 StrongPoint Press release

1.9.2021 18:00:01 CEST | StrongPoint | Inside information

(Oslo, September 1st, 2021) StrongPoint ASA, a leader in grocery retail
technology, announces it has signed a partnership agreement to become a Nordic
and Baltic regional distributor of Autostore's innovative fulfilment solutions
for retailers. AutoStore's cubic storage solutions use pioneering robotic and
software technology to redefine how warehouses store goods and retrieve items
for delivery, enabling retailers to scale efficiently.

"We are proud to partner with AutoStore and bring their micro-fulfillment
solutions to more grocery retailers. That StrongPoint has been chosen as a
partner is a testament to our grocery retail expertise, world-class e-commerce
solutions and deep and long-standing customer relationships. We now provide a
full end-to-end grocery e-commerce offer with our own world-class proprietary
technologies and the world's leading supplier of micro-fulfillment solutions,"
said StrongPoint CEO Jacob Tveraabak

"AutoStore is delighted to partner with StrongPoint, who so clearly sees the
potential in micro fulfillment. Together, we are well positioned to deliver on
the ongoing transformative phase for the Nordic and Baltic markets," said CEO of
AutoStore, Karl Johan Lier.

AutoStore currently has a global blue-chip customer base with more than 600
installations and 20,000 robots across 35 countries. Its automated storage and
retrieval systems, coupled with its proprietary software, provide customers with
high throughput, enhanced configurability and high levels of flexibility to
serve the increasing demands of today's supply chains. AutoStore's innovative
cubic design allows customers to either store four times the inventory in the
same space, or all of their existing inventory in 25% of the space. AutoStore's
solutions thus "redefine space."

The partnership is focused on the grocery retail sector where automation through
micro-fulfillment, often known as MFCs, is today a part of grocery retailers'
long-term e-commerce strategy.

Grocery retailers face unique profitability challenges while fulfilling
e-commerce orders due to the complexity and variety of orders, labour-intensive
nature of the industry and fast changing consumer habits. Automation is an issue
high on the agenda for grocery retailers looking to maximise efficiency for
their online offer and add additional capacity to their existing in-store or
dark store manual order picking.

"StrongPoint now offers grocery retailers a fully integrated and flexible order
fulfilment solution that suits any grocery retailer's online strategy. By
offering instantly deployable manual order picking technology, long-term
automation and multiple last mile and click and collect options, grocery
retailers can access tailor-made solutions wherever they are on their e-commerce
journey," added Tveraabak.

StrongPoint's grocery e-commerce solution includes:

* Order picking for in-store picking, dark store picking and manual picking
* Multiple last mile options including home delivery, drive-thru with licence
plate recognition and temperature-controlled grocery lockers
* Software to manage the entire workflow for maximum efficiency
* Automated picking with AutoStore's micro-fulfillment solutions integrated
into the grocery retailer's overall e-commerce solution

To support the partnership and implementation, StrongPoint is being assisted by
Marie-Axelle Loustalot-Forest, a leading e-commerce retail expert with over 20
years' experience in the industry including as the global Chief Commercial
Officer at Ocado Solutions.

The partnership with AutoStore is a further step towards StrongPoint's 2025
strategy by focusing on e-commerce order fulfillment. Robotics and automation
are integral to the long-term strategy of grocery retailers looking to drive
further efficiency savings in-store and online.

About StrongPoint | -

StrongPoint is a retail technology company that provides solutions to make shops
smarter, shopping experiences better and online grocery shopping more efficient.
With over 400 employees in Norway, Sweden, the Baltics and Spain and together
with a wide partner network, StrongPoint supports businesses in more than 20
countries. StrongPoint provides in-store cash management and payment solutions,
electronic shelf labels, self-checkouts, task and labor management software,
click & collect temperature-controlled grocery lockers, in-store and drive-thru
grocery pickup solutions and, grocery order picking solutions. StrongPoint is
headquartered in Norway and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with a revenue
of 1bn NOK [ticker: STRO].

About AutoStore | -

AutoStore, founded in 1996, is a robot technology company that invented, and
continues to pioneer, Cube Storage Automation - the densest storage and order
fulfilment solution in existence. The company's focus is to blend software and
hardware with human abilities to create the future of warehousing. AutoStore`s
solutions are appreciated worldwide, with more than 600 systems installed in
over 35 countries within a wide range of industries. All sales are designed,
installed and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators - called
"AutoStore Partner". The company headquarter is in Nedre Vats (Norway), with
additional offices in Oslo (Norway), U.S., UK, Germany, Austria, France, Spain,
Japan and Korea.


This information is considered to be inside information pursuant to the EU
Market Abuse Regulation and is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant
to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. This stock exchange
announcement was published by Ann Merete Stabell, group controller in
StrongPoint ASA, on 01 September 2021 at 18:00 CET.


* Hilde Horn Gilen, CFO StrongPoint ASA, +47 920 60 158,
* Jacob Tveraabak, CEO StrongPoint ASA, +47 908 21 370,


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