Goodman Group, a leading global industrial property group and Geek+, a global market leader in autonomous mobile robot technology, have signed a strategic co-operation agreement. Goodman and Geek+ will collaborate to share technical and logistics property expertise to develop cutting-edge, customised automation solutions for their customers across Greater China.
Kristoffer Harvey, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China at Goodman Group, said: “China continues to be a world leader in e-commerce and online retail already makes up over 27% of total retail sales. This is expected to increase by 63% to 2025. Our customers are always looking for ways to create efficiencies in their supply chains to meet growing consumer expectations for cost effectiveness and rapid delivery. Well-located smart warehouses are the answer. By partnering with Geek+, we are giving our customers and China’s consumers access to the latest warehouse robotics and technology.”
Geek+ products and solutions include Goods-to-Person systems, vertical storage systems, robotic sorting, and autonomous forklifts, known for their precision, reliability, and cost savings logistics for retail, e-commerce, manufacturing customers. As part of the co-operation, Goodman will be able to provide its warehousing customers with the highly flexible and scalable Geek+ Robot-as-a-Service package.
Lit Fung, VP, Managing Director APAC, UK and Americas at Geek+, said: “With our extensive logistics management experience from over 300 automation projects worldwide, Geek+ can provide comprehensive automation solutions that take full advantage of Goodman’s well located and high-quality properties.”
Goodman and Geek+ will continue to explore cooperative ventures to drive innovation in smart warehousing, including joint development of warehousing products and building specialised automated warehouse properties.