Geek+, a global leader in autonomous mobile robotics (AMR), has implemented its Goods-To-Person solutions at Rhenus Logistics’ Swiss warehouse. The solution is being deployed at a multi-client toy wholesaler in Switzerland and serves as the first replication of the existing Rhenus Logistics and Geek+ project in Hong Kong.
The P800 AMR system is a self-driving shelf system for goods-to-person. The AMR robot selects the shelf with the demanded products and brings it to the pick workstations where employees can retrieve the items. The initial installation in Basel consists of 13,320 shelf spaces. Waldmeier AG and Max Bersinger AG, two leading toy wholesalers, are the first two customers who will benefit from the brand-new AMR installation, with the transfer of their products already in full swing.
Working with Rhenus on the Swiss project following their successful Hong Kong collaboration shows how strong the trust is between the two companies. Jan Jongbloets, Vice President Global Key Accounts & Partners at Geek+ Europe, said that their Goods-To-Person solutions are the key to a modern warehouse. Additionally, replicating the original installation demonstrates how easy automation can be with the right partner.
Rhenus Logistics’ COO in Switzerland, Philipp Bittner, said that it was easy for them to follow suit after receiving positive feedback from their colleagues in Hong Kong. The AMRs not only optimize their processes but also help them reduce energy consumption.
Alexander Quercher, Project Manager at Rhenus Logistics, stated that all challenges in the project were efficiently handled, thanks to good teamwork and fast communication.
Rhenus and Geek+ plan to further strengthen their partnership by embarking on additional projects aimed at automating warehouses worldwide in the upcoming years. The next scheduled venture is slated to take place in Switzerland in 2024.
The Rhenus Group is a logistics specialist with operations worldwide and an annual turnover of EUR 8.6 billion. 39,000 employees work at 1,120 business sites and develop innovative logistics solutions. Whether they offer transport, warehousing, customs clearance, or value-added services, the family business concentrates its operations in various business units where customers’ needs are the major focus at all times.
Geek+ develops Autonomous Mobile-Robot (AMR) solutions to achieve flexible, reliable, and highly efficient automation for warehouses and supply chain management. The company is a trusted provider of autonomous mobile robots by over 700 global industry leaders and has been recognized as the world leader in this field. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 1,500 employees, with offices in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore.
About Geek+’s Goods-To-Person
The deployment of Geek+’s Goods-To-Person solutions at Rhenus Logistics’ Swiss warehouse is another example of the firm’s commitment to the advancement of automation and robotics technology in the logistics industry. By implementing a goods-to-person system, Rhenus Logistics is showing that they are forward-thinking and taking a proactive approach to improve their operations’ efficiency and overall performance.
In conclusion, this project’s success demonstrates the benefits of partnering with a trusted robotics technology provider like Geek+. Through collaboration and the use of innovative autonomous mobile-robot solutions, Rhenus Logistics has been able to optimize its warehouse processes, reducing energy consumption and improving delivery times. As these types of solutions continue to be implemented and refined, the logistics industry is sure to become more efficient, reliable, and secure.
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