Harnessing Hong Kong as a springboard to new markets as it continues to transform the global logistics industry
20 Jul 2021
Photo 1: Geek+ and HKSTP representatives shared Hong Kong’s competitive edges in attracting Geek+ to set up its global R&D centre here in the city and the collaborations between different stakeholders in driving the development of the I&T ecosystem in Hong Kong.
Photo 2: Officiating guests at the opening ceremony of the Geek+’s global R&D centre at Hong Kong Science Park, including:
Photo 3 to 6: The global R&D centre at Hong Kong Science Park can be seen as the next step in enhancing Geek+’s R&D capabilities. The Centre will introduce a variety of smart automation solutions to bring about transformation for different industries.
(Hong Kong, 20 July 2021) - Geek+, a global tech leader specialising in smart logistics, opened its brand-new Global Research & Development (R&D) Centre at Hong Kong Science Park. The Centre represents the company’s dedication to developing artificial intelligence and robotics (AIR) technologies for the international logistics market as well as other Hong Kong’s industries.
Since its founding in 2015, Geek+ has continued to nurture and invest in the company’s R&D capabilities. Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is one of the investors to help Geek+ fully develop and realise their ideas in Hong Kong and beyond. Today, half of Geek+ 1,500 employees are invested in R&D and the company holds over 300 patents. The Centre can be seen as the next step in enhancing the company’s innovative strength, provide new job opportunities, and fast-track the next generation of AIR talent.
Albert Wong, CEO at HKSTP said, “We are excited to have Geek+ join the Science Park's vibrant ecosystem. This is a good reflection of Hong Kong's ability to attract top AI companies to establish a foothold here, and its status as an international innovation and technology hub. Apart from benefiting the city’s logistics sector, Geek+'s research and development on smart automation has the potential to drive the transformation of other traditional industries. We hope the new Centre will create even more job opportunities for young people in AI."
Lit Fung, VP, Managing Director, Overseas Business at Geek+ said, “Thanks to Invest Hong Kong for lining up Geek+ and STP, helping us to expand our business network and R&D network in Hong Kong. Geek+ chose the Science Park as the location for its new R&D Centre as the beating heart of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology ecosystem, a city whose strategic location at the heart of Asia, status as a trading hub and high-skilled talent pool are fundamental to the company’s R&D efforts. It also takes advantages to facilitate digital transformation in logistics, the key industry in Hong Kong. ”
The Centre will introduce a variety of smart automation solutions for affordable, efficient, and safe logistics processes in warehousing and manufacturing. The Goods-to-person picking system uses autonomous mobile robots to organise inventory, based on real-time demand and moves shelves and pallets of ordered goods to picking stations, where employees will finalise the process guided by a user-friendly interface. Compared to warehouses that solely rely on manual operations and humans to physically walk between goods to picking stations, it improves picking accuracy and efficiency by 300%.
Building upon its well-established Goods-to-Person picking system, Geek+ now boasts a wide range of hardware solutions. Its deep product line includes the award-winning RoboShuttle™
for high-density tote/carton-picking, smart sorting robots that can adapt to various parcel sorting scenarios and moving robots that apply SLAM navigation to follow virtual lines in complex environments, and more.
Geek+ applies advanced robotics and AI technologies to develop flexible, reliable, and highly efficient solutions for warehouses, factories, and supply chain management. With the Global R&D Centre, Geek+ will strengthen its role as a global AMR leader and continue to develop solutions that help customers across industries transform in the intelligent era.
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