Geek+ has been selected by myEnso, a German e-commerce platform for online groceries, to upgrade the company’s distribution centre for fast-moving consumable goods (FMCG) with a goods-to-person robotics solution.
Having received governmental support and financing, the robotics-driven e-commerce platform will enable regional producers, startups, as well as well-known brands to connect and serve online shoppers all over Germany.
In the first half of 2021, Geek+ will implement a goods-to-person solution including 30 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to myEnso’s distribution centre of 15,000 SKUs.
The AMRs will carry racks of ordered goods independently between the storage area and workstation, enabling more efficient and accurate picking and putaway processes.
Furthermore, AI and intelligent software will enable myEnso to streamline operations by organising its inventory according to real-time demand.
With automatic self-charging capabilities, and 24/7 automated operations, Geek+ will support myEnso to better manage peak periods fluctuating demand.
Norbert Hegmann, CEO of myEnso, said: “We look forward to leveraging Geek+’s smart robotics systems to improve the efficiency of our online supermarket and better serve our customers with a wider selection of products as well as faster deliveries.
“By allowing us to flexibly meet fluctuating demand, better handle a wider product mix, and mitigate against widespread labor shortages, it will enable us to, not only adapt and grow, but through better services, drive actual change.”