Hai Robotics, a supplier of autonomous case-handling robot (ACR) warehouse systems, has announced the opening of its first UK office at Vulcan Works, a business space in Northampton.
According to Hai Robotics, it is currently undertaking more than 30 projects across Europe and four in the UK and hopes to grow its presence here with partnerships with UK companies.
On such partnership is with Logistex, with which Hai Robotics recently partnered to optimise John Lewis Partnership’s new e-commerce distribution centre in Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes.
The maiden office will house the sales, solutions, implementation, testing, after-sales support, PR and marketing functions of Hai Robotics UK Ltd, with support also being provided by the company’s European HQ in the Netherlands.
“Launching our inaugural UK office signifies a critical milestone for Hai Robotics and underscores our enduring commitment to this vibrant market,” said Damien Skinner, country manager of the UK & Ireland, Hai Robotics.
“Our decision to establish ourselves at Vulcan Works was driven by a multitude of factors. Northampton’s strategic location in the heart of the UK’s ‘Logistics Golden Triangle’—Bedford-Birmingham-Nottingham—ensures our close proximity to customers and site references.
“Additionally, the comprehensive facilities at Vulcan Works, which feature beautifully restored spaces, well-equipped meeting rooms with flexible booking options, provide an environment conducive for growth and innovation. Above all, the flexibility and security offered by Vulcan Works are paramount in fuelling our progressive journey.”
The project is centred around the deployment of a picking solution powered by Hai Robotics’ ACR robots and HaiPort workstations, which are designed to provide flexibility and scalability for future expansion.
The company has reportedly secured two further contracts in this market.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hai Robotics to Vulcan Works,” said Garrick Hurter, centre manager at Vulkan Works.
“To have a global company who is at the forefront of such impressive digital technology and forward-thinking automation choose our space as a location for its first UK office is a real coup.”