Geek+, a developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), signed a distribution deal with Kuecker Logistics Group (KLG), a material handling systems integrator. KLG will provide Geek+’s AMRs to customers across North America.
The distribution agreement allows KLG to offer Geek+ AMRs that are designed to improve efficiency, provide flexibility, and reduce costs associated with warehouse and logistics operations, especially in regard to fast-growing industries, such as e-commerce and online retail, often subject to an overall need for solutions that can enable businesses to meet higher customer expectations, flexibly scale operations and meet fluctuations in demand
“We are happy to be partnering up with an experienced integrator whose customer-first mentality has earned them a good reputation throughout North America, and are confident that the customized smart robotics solutions of Geek+ will leverage KLG’s know-how in the material handling industry,” said Rick DeFiesta, Director of Business Development and Partnership at Geek+.
According to Interact Analysis, Geek+ is the No. 1 supplier of AMRs in the world with 10% market share.
“We look forward to working together to offer our customers a flexible and robust portfolio of technologically advanced robotics solutions for logistics, and recognize the ability of Geek+ to design and build systems that, not only bring advantages of increased throughput and storage capacity, but reduces the overall reliance on labor, mitigating against various warehousing costs and logistics bottlenecks,” said Jim Kuecker, Vice President of Systems at KLG.
In May 2020, Geek+ signed a distribution deal with Conveyco Technologies, an order fulfillment and distribution center systems integrators in North America.
Geek+ offers a variety of logistics robots, including the new C200M AMR designed to operate in narrow aisles, reach high shelves, and increase warehouse storage capacity. According to the company, the C200M can operate in aisles that are 3 feet wide. It can use a 3.2-foot-long telescopic fork to reach two rows of containers from one side of a shelf. The robot can also store cargo in a range from 0.215 m (8.4 in.) up to 5 m (16.4 ft.). Its door frame is modular and can be customized according to customer needs. In addition, the modular design allows for on-site assembly, making transportation and loading easier.
Founded in 2015, Beijin-based Geek+ said it has completed more than 200 projects and deployed more than 10,000 robots across four continents. It raised $150 million in Series C1 funding in July 2019 and opened a San Diego office in February 2020.