AMR manufacturer Geek+ has successfully implemented a range of autonomous mobile robots at online retailer RangePlus’ fulfilment centre in London.
The automated storage and retrieval system was designed and delivered in collaboration with warehouse automation specialist Breathe Technologies. The modernisation of the warehouse provides RangePlus the capacity to compete with larger actors in the growing e-commerce sector.
Lit Fung, VP and Managing Director, Overseas Business at Geek+ said: “We are delighted to see our smart picking solution enable RangePlus to achieve efficient, flexible, and accurate operations. This digital transformation helps them greatly increase their competitiveness and chart their own course as an independent e-commerce provider.
The goods-to-person solution is running 24/7 in RangePlus’s fulfilment centre with 243,000 SKUs and handles more than 250,000 orders per year. After automating its picking process, RangePlus achieved a 300% improvement in picking rate and order picking time, as well as a 25% reduction in operating costs.
The online retailer also maximised its warehouse capacity by stocking 50% more SKUs in the same space while reducing error rates and minimising waste.
Marcus Uprichard, Head of Business Development & Partnerships at Breathe Technologies said: “Working closely with RangePlus and Geek+, we’ve created an automated warehouse picking system that’s incredibly flexible, modular, and perfectly suited to high-growth e-commerce environments.”