Geek+, a developer of autonomous mobile robots for logistics applications, has announced that, in 2022, the company’s worldwide fleet of 30,000 robots saved firms 140,000 tons of carbon emissions and 16 million KWh in energy.
These figures were calculated from the average energy consumption of conventional warehouse operations, versus those supported by AMRs.
One of the key factors to this reduced energy consumption is that the bots were developed to replace logistics equipment that consumes large amounts of energy. The company also reports that its robots have a 60% higher battery life expectancy than the industry average.
Yong Zheng, founder and CEO at Geek+, said, “We are proud to see the positive impact our robotic solutions are having on sustainable logistics, a major objective for our industry. From our own production and solution deployment, to enabling retailers and logistics providers meet their goals, logistics robots play a major role in making logistics more sustainable.
“This is just a step in the right direction. Building a sustainable future is a common goal, and as the main connector for moving goods, the supply chain is at the heart of this mission. Geek+ will continue to work towards making logistics more sustainable”.
Geek+ sustainability efforts focus on two main areas: helping customers meet their climate goals and adhering to environmentally-conscious practices in its production lines.
It claims that, on average, a smart warehouse using AMR solutions can consume 75% less power compared to a manually operated warehouse. This is due to both space-saving and being able to operate storage areas without light, heating or air-conditioning, lower waste through error reduction, savings on packaging volume and eliminating use of paper.