Quicktron (快仓科技), a Shanghai-based AMR pioneer, announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Linde (林德叉车), a leading forklift manufacturer, in providing mobile robot and automated warehouse management solutions in Vietnam.
In an official WeChat post, Quicktron said that it had joined hands with Linde, a strategic partner and also a financial backer, to supply an AMR-based autonomous picking system to a smart factory operated by a well-known Vietnamese company.
The post didn’t specify who the client is, though.
The system helped fully automate the production processes in the client’s 100,000-sqm factory space, said Quicktron.
Quicktron is one of the Chinese automated equipment producers and robotic companies to break into the Southeast Asian market, in particular Vietnam, whose booming economy attracts a large inflow of foreign investment.
China has emerged over the years as a supplier of industrial automation products across the world, thanks to technological innovations and a growing network of global distributors.
By applying QR labels on the floor and built-in RFID signal transmitters, Quicktron coordinates a fleet of AMRs to navigate the factory and guide themselves along routes generated on the basis of Google Map services.
This bolsters the smoothness of in-plant logistics, the post claimed.
The use of mobile robots and a smart operation system drastically reduced manufacturing and labor costs, enhanced material handling efficiency, ensured the safety of in-plant and in-warehouse logistics, and enabled a 24*7 work schedule, a factory supervisor was quoted as saying in the Quicktron post.
Robots, compared to men, could avoid the loss and misplacement of materials and considerably shorten the time spent on an inventory check.
Quicktron said the whole integrated solutions it deployed in Vietnam not just cut labor costs but also helped businesses save up on maintenance and operational costs.
They also stand out for durability and a long life cycle, said the firm.