CEVA Logistics automates picking processes in Belgian facility with Geek+ AMRs

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CEVA Logistics has implemented a solution from technology company Geek+ in its warehouse in Grobbendonk, Belgium. The 50,000m² facility is part of a fulfilment and distribution operation that CEVA runs for ‘an iconic footwear company’.

The warehouse is now equipped with a fleet of 27 Geek+ P-Series picking robots and five workstations. The automated mobile robots (AMRs) have a 1,000kg payload and operate at a maximum speed of 2 m/sec.

CEVA says that the goods-to-person solution devised by the two companies ‘provides a high degree of flexibility, quick integration into the existing operations, and can handle daily volumes of more than 10,000 outbound items’.

Geek+ AMRs in action at CEVA’s Grobbendonk facility

CEVA’s Global Head of Contract Logistics Bart Beeks 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.”

This expands on the existing relationship between CEVA and Geek+, with Geek+ robots having been introduced in a CEVA warehouse in Australia, which the firm says is one of ‘the largest distribution centres in the southern hemisphere’.

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.”

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