Geek+, a developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and Starlinks, a logistics and supply chain solutions provider in Saudi Arabia, have entered into a strategic partnership to introduce more than 250 AMRs to the latter’s new 400,000ft² fulfilment centre.
The company opened its latest facility in January, which is situated within Riyadh Logistics Park in the country’s capital.
This site is Starlinks’ first robotic fulfilment centre in Saudi Arabia.
Salah Taha, director of operations at Starlinks, said: “We are committed to driving further innovation in the logistics and supply chain industry in the region and reducing lead time to e-commerce shoppers.”
Geek+ is providing Starlinks with a warehouse solution that is comprised of its P40 picking robot, its S20C sorting robot, and its RS8 RoboShuttle.
The robots will be used for both goods-to-person picking and order sorting, with Geek+ expecting that this will allow a monthly average of 3.6 million orders to be processed at the fulfilment centre.
Brian Lee, head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Geek+, said, “We are proud that our robotic solutions were chosen to power the most technologically advanced fulfilment centre in Saudi Arabia.
“The Middle East is a fast-growing logistics platform with strong demand for better throughput and faster fulfilment to meet consumer requirements, for which our solutions are designed.
“We are excited for what the future holds with Starlinks.”
As part of the automation process, Starlinks claims it will become the first company in the region to offer a hybrid picking solution at its facility, which will be installed to support humans and machines to co-deliver manual picking operations.