Ceva Logistics and Geek+ have collaborated to bring autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to a distribution site in Grobbendonk, Belgium.
The modernisation efforts at Ceva’s Grobbendonk warehouse, located in Belgium’s Antwerp province, were intended to show the benefits of AMRs through the delivery of a more ergonomic working environment and improving efficiency, all while maintaining accuracy.
Jean Gateau, global key account director at Geek+, said: “This project with Ceva once again demonstrates what Geek+ can do for retail operations and warehouse operators. We have already had great success with Ceva in Australia, and it’s fantastic that we can reproduce that in Europe, too.”
The warehouse is now equipped with a fleet of 27 Geek+ P-series picking robots and five workstations; the bots feature a 1000-kilogram payload and operate at a maximum speed of 2 m/sec, according to Geek+.
What’s more, the goods-to-person solution developed by Ceva and Geek+ reportedly provide a high degree of flexibility, quick integration into the existing operations and can handle daily volumes of more than 10,000 outbound items.
The Grobbendonk project represents the latest collaboration between Geek+ and Ceva Logistics, with the pair also teaming up to automate a site in Australia in 2021.
Bart Beeks, global head of contract logistics at Ceva Logistics, said: “At Ceva, we define innovation as the implementation of new ideas with business impact. As a result, we are always looking for the best solutions for our clients, scanning the technology horizon alongside our partners.
“The Geek+ solution is a great fit for our operation in Grobbendonk, providing a more comfortable working environment for on-site employees, while at the same time handling a far greater order volume.”