Geek+ (极智嘉), a leading domestic autonomous mobile robot (AMR) startup, announced via social media today that it had deployed upwards of 250 AMRs in Saudi Arabia in February.
In an official WeChat post, the Beijing-headquartered firm stated that Saudi Arabia’s first robot order fulfillment center, which it helped build in conjunction with Starlinks, a Saudi logistics and supply chain solutions provider, opened on February 6.
The center, covering a floor area of 37,000 square km, adopts more than 250 AMRs supplied by Geek+ and has achieved smart order picking and sorting by employing the Chinese startup’s intelligent warehousing solution.
The solution enables the facility to handle 12 million SKUs and fulfill an average of 3.6 million orders per month.
The advanced automation technologies of Geek+ help Starlinks better track and manage inventory, predict needs and optimize transportation routes, said Salah Taha, director of operations at Starlinks.
He added the use of robotics not just cuts costs but also provides customers with better services.
“We are committed to promoting the innovation of logistics and supply chain industries in this region, and shorten the time needed to fulfill orders placed by online shoppers,” said Taha.
Brian Lee, head of business of Geek+ Europe, beamed with pride at the fact that the firm’s robotic solutions were chosen as the winner among a handful of competitors.
“The Middle East is a fast-growing logistics platform, with strong demands for greater throughput and faster order fulfillment to meet customer needs,” said Lee. “Our solutions are designed to exactly satisfy those needs.”
Geek+ is gearing up for a bump in its global business as it looks to forge deeper links with overseas partners to showcase its strengths in not just AMR but general robotics as well, according to its official WeChat post.