Geek+ announced, in collaboration with Asda Logistics Services (ALS) and AMH Material Handling, the launch of an intelligent sorting system in Asda’s distribution center. The system provides Asda the capacity to support continued growth across its parcel collection and returns business. Sixty robots are in the West Yorkshire distribution center, allowing 2,000 parcels to be sorted hourly with 99.99% accuracy via Asda’s toyou service.
The installation marks the first time the technology has been used in this way in the UK. COVID-19 resulted in a change in customer behavior and a rise in online purchases. During the same period, Asda toyou expanded the number of retailers it supports.
The project was implemented by AMH Material Handling and Geek+. By integrating S20C robots into the ALS sorting system, provided Asda toyou the ability to respond to rapid changes in order volume while maintaining excellent services during peak demand.
By letting a network of AMRs transfer incoming parcels from workstations to cages of corresponding destinations, accuracy and efficiency is improved as is ergonomics for warehouse employees. With no need for fixed platform development, Asda can scale operations in line with business growth. All they have to do is adjust the number of robots and destination chutes.
Geek+ and AMH started to cooperate in 2019 when AMH discovered Geek+ robotics solutions. Today, they work closely together to provide clients all over the UK with great automation solutions.
Original Source: PR Newswire