Geek+, an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) developer and IntraLogisteX 2022 exhibitor, has partnered with Korean third-party logistics provider CJ Logistics to deploy 128 AMRs with the aim of modernising operations at CJ’s Logistics South Korea distribution centre.
The Gunpo site serves the e-commerce platform Naver Shopping and can handle 30,000 orders a day. The AMRs will operate in 8,300m2 of allocated space within CJ Logistics’s 10,000m2 warehouse.
According to the partnership, the integration of Geek+’s solutions into the WMS system has enabled CJ Logistics to raise its operational efficiency by 33%.
Kim Khunghoon, managing director of CJ Logistics said: “We are excited to use smart robots to improve our supply chain operations and increase our competitiveness.
“We’re pleased to extend our partnership with Geek+ to our Gunpo warehouse after seeing the efficiency and accuracy improvements that Geek+’s technology has delivered in our Dongtan distribution centre.”
Additionally, Geek+ has set up headquarters in Seoul with a full team of commercial, project, and service engineers. Led by Stephen Kim, the new office aims to strengthen Geek+’s APAC service capabilities. With offices in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan, Geek+ has worked to support customers throughout the region.
Lit Fung, Geek+’s managing director for APAC, UK, and Americas, added: “We are delighted that CJ Logistics have placed their faith in us to extend our already successful cooperation. We can’t wait to see our robots give them flexibility, adaptability, and precision in dealing with the vigorous market growth. We believe there is a huge demand for AMR robots in South Korea, which is why we have set up a full team there to support the logistics upgrades facilitated by robotics & AI in the retail, e-commerce, and apparel sectors.”
Geek+ will continue to work with CJ Logistics on a variety of projects in Korea.