Rhenus Hong Kong partners with Geek+ to develop first AMR warehouse in Asia
Geek+, a global AMR leader, and Rhenus Hong Kong have announced the successful deployment of the first AMR-operated Rhenus warehouse in Asia.
Logistics provider Rhenus Hong Kong will adopt Geek+’s advanced robotics and AI technologies in a proof-of-concept warehousing project in the country. This is the latest Rhenus initiative in the region and is part of its ongoing strategy to deepen its focus on IT-driven digitalisation by utilising ‘smart logistics’ to build a sustainable and robust supply chain.
The Rhenus Hong Kong warehouse will use Geek+ goods-to-person technology. Robots will be used as part of the system to automatically bring goods to the operators, achieving 99.99% accuracy. The partnership will also maximise warehouse storage, as aisle space is minimised.
One of the features of the AI-driven system are Geek+’s proprietary algorithms which optimise order combinations and adjust the inventory layouts in real time. In the Rhenus Hong Kong warehouse, more than 2,000 SKUs of cosmetic products are constantly arranged according to popularity and expiry date.
Lit Fung, VP, Managing Director APAC, UK and Americas at Geek+ said: “We believe that the smart warehouse upgrade is the only answer to the rapid growth of e-commerce business and growing customer expectations. We will continue to support Rhenus with tailored solutions that best fit their multi-customer business.”
“By working closely with Geek+, we not only realise warehouse digitalisation, but also improve operational efficiency and accuracy, translating to greater cost-savings for customers in the long run”, added Cliff Xu, CEO of Rhenus Air & Ocean Greater China.