News Discussion Highlight with
DC Velocity – 
Chris Arnold of TREW 

From DC Velocity:
"In our continuing series of discussions with top supply-chain company executives, Chris Arnold discusses his company's "jump-up" into the market, data analytics, and the developments that are shaping the industry. Chris Arnold is president, chief operations officer, and one of the founders of TREW, a material handling automation solutions company..."

10 Operational Steps To A Peak Season Home Run

To a leader within a Distribution/Fulfillment center, the peak holiday season is like the “Race for the Pennant.” Following a long season that began a year ago and ends with order volumes that “cross the home plate” on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

How Mobile Robotic Solutions Are Solving the Top 4 Fulfillment Challenges

While fixed automation is primarily designed for speed and performs great under well-defined and consistent constraints, it often doesn't handle these four conditions well: Volatility, Variability, Uncertainty and Complexity. However, mobile robotic subsystems offer a whole new way of thinking that will help you rest easier by combating these challenges with four words of their own....

GreyOrange names eight new partners to market its warehouse robots

Trew, a Mason, Ohio-based material handling automation provider that is another of the eight partners, plans to follow a similar path, according to Chris Arnold, president and COO of Trew. In an email, Arnold said the company plans to leverage GreyOrange's strength in providing robotic goods-to-person systems with Trew's core products such as its SmartMoves WX warehouse execution system (WES), CHAMP warehouse control system (WCS), and conveyor systems....

Getting smart with

conveyor design 

"Today, a customer can expect to see a lot more [from conveyor simulation] than just 'does the system work?'" explains Luther Webb, vice president, data science at material handling solutions provider Trew LLC. "[We have] more advanced modeling written in advanced code form. Today, [in a simulated design] the customer is looking at various formulas built into a model, and those formulas are interacting with each other."...

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TREW Talk :
TREW & IAM Robotics 

Earlier this year the National Retail Federation (NRF) projected retail growth of 3.8% to 4.4%, while the Business Insider reports the “retail apocalypse” is raging with almost 6,000 store closings announced for the year.  


Seems the shifting retail landscape has made the survival of successful brands all about connecting directly with customers and providing choice – what the customer wants, when they want it.

ProMat Recap

2019 - Chicago

Chicago, IL: TREW debuted the new jump up organization highlighting SmartMoves WX WES, CHAMP™ WCS, motorized roller conveyor, accumulating spiral curves, palletizing conveyor, TREWpartner robotic solutions, and the organization's solution capabilities. 

4 days of fun, 1350 exhibitors, and over 9 football fields of exhibition space is a lot to take in.  

IAM Robotics and TREW announce collaboration

Chicago, IL - IAM Robotics and TREW announce a collaboration to integrate robotics into traditional material handling and order fulfillment operations. The combination of automated piece-picking and conventional material handling software and hardware provides a completely automated fulfillment solution. The two companies will be highlighting their collaboration during ProMat, taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago April 8-11, 2019.


“Labor continues to be a major limiting factor in ecommerce and omnichannel order fulfillment operations and we see our customers impacted by the labor shortage dilemma every day,” shares Chris Arnold, President and COO of Trew. “Integrating autonomous robots with traditional material handling replaces manual ecommerce pick modules with a quick ROI. Organizations then achieve the flexibility and scalability needed to gain a competitive advantage in ecommerce fulfillment,” added Joel Reed, CEO of IAM Robotics.

TREW to exhibit for the first time at ProMat 2019

Mason, OH - TREW, a provider of automated material handling solutions for integrators and end-users, will showcase their capabilities for the first time April 8-11 at ProMat in booth S-4875 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.  TREW is new to the industry only in name, as it is built on the foundation of two innovative and well-known companies, Hilmot and Tech King Operations, as well as experienced leadership that spans decades in the material handling industry.  The focus at the show will be TREW’s solution capability with integrators who utilize TREW software and/or hardware in integrated systems, and OEMs who provide solutions for material handling that can be integrated with TREW software and hardware.


TREW, LLC announced today that it plans to base its headquarters in southwest Ohio and create over 100 new jobs in executive management, engineering, sales, customer service and other disciplines by December 31, 2021. TREW provides full-service material handling capabilities, including software, machine controls, conveyor, sortation, order fulfillment and other solutions for the warehouse, distribution, manufacturing and e-commerce industries. TREW is currently considering location options in Southwest Ohio.

New material handling company, TREW, launches operations

Mason, Ohio - TREW launched operations on January 1, 2019 to provide full-service material handling capabilities, including software, machine controls, conveyor, sortation, order fulfillment and other solutions.  TREW, led by industry veterans CEO Mark Tefend, President & COO Chris Arnold and their team of experienced material handling leaders, is intent on forging lasting relationships with integrators and end-users seeking reliable, high-quality material handling innovation. 

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