Wednesday 29th Jan 2020 - Robotics and Innovation

Geek+ robots process record number of Singles Day orders

Logistics News Retail

Robots at Geek+’s network of smart warehouses in China have processed a record-breaking 8 million orders in less than 72 hours during this year’s 11/11 Singles Day shopping festival.

More than 4,000 robots clocked up 1,500,000km (932,000 miles) to successfully complete and ship a total of 8.11 million orders, up 62% on 2018, with a 48-hour delivery rate of 86% – nearly double that of manual 3PL warehouses.

Key to the achievement was the Geek+ cloud brain proprietary software system. The peak capacity of the entire system for order taking, processing, single-point feedback, pre-processing and interface feedback processing reached 200,000 single orders/per minute.

With its Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) business model, Geek+ operates more than 300,000m2 (3,230,000ft2) of warehouses with a shared network of thousands of robots for more than 100 brands in China.

Yong Zheng, founder and CEO of Geek+, said: “We are extremely proud that our solution can help hundreds of brands successfully navigate peak order seasons. With RaaS, we make smart warehousing accessible to businesses of all sizes.”

Want to learn more about how automation is transforming warehouse operations? Geek+ is exhibiting at IntraLogisteX, which takes place on the 31st March and 1st April 2020 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Register your interest now at www.intralogistex.co.uk