By leveraging an autonomous case-handling robotics (ACR)
system, the project has helped sellers localize its overseas
e-commerce businesses and shorten delivery time to end
SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HAI ROBOTICS, a
global leader in Autonomous Case-handling Robotic (ACR) system for
warehouse logistics, announced that its first project in the U.K.
with Chinese cross-border warehouse operator WINIT a success as
deliveries for holiday shopping parcels are about to knock on the
The project provides 120,000 storage locations with shelving
height of 4.3 meters in a 10,000-sqm warehouse in Tamworth,
Staffordshire. By deploying 100 HAIPICK A42 robots and 16
On-conveyor Picking Workstations in the warehouse, goods-handling
efficiency is improved three to four folds than manual work with a
daily handling volume of up to 50,000 pieces.
The warehouse owner WINIT is a Shanghai-based provider of overall solutions
for cross-border e-commerce and runs overseas warehousing and
distribution services in Australia, the U.S. and in several European
countries. With the project going live, it saw its warehouse
throughput spiked, comfortably accommodating the inrushing
order-fulfillment requests for cross-border warehousing and
logistics from merchants around the world, driven by the online
shopping boom since the Covid-19 lockdown.
Demands for global warehousing service has dramatically surged
with the flourishing cross-border e-commerce businesses in recent.
Custom statistics indicate that in 2020, Chinese cross-border trade
volume amounted to RMB1.69 trillion,
rising 31.1% from the previous year and the figure is estimated to
go up to RMB16 trillion in 2021. By
2020, the number of overseas warehouses owned by Chinese operators
exceeded 1,800, totaling more than 12 million square meters in land
However, cross-border warehouse operators are often confronted
with some hard nuts to crack.
To start with, a major issue that has been constantly vexing
warehouse owner who operates overseas is staffing shortage and
rising hiring cost for local laborers. They also found it a
headache to maintain a stable workforce in their warehouses, which
are often located near commercial hubs in industrialized countries,
even with above-average level wages. Automating their warehouses
has become a pressing issue.
The second challenge is the huge number of SKUs owned by
different merchants, which could range from consumer electronics to
baby toys. The fact has raised concerns of storage
density and picking efficiency. To meet consumers' growing
demands for short parcels delivery time, furnishing a warehouse
with robots that can handle complex order-fulfillment tasks can be
a rewarding decision.
Last but not the least, a flexible warehousing solution that can
be swiftly deployed weighs heavily for cross-border warehouse
owners whose growing businesses can't wait for too long.
WINIT, who found no shortcuts to address those concerns, found
the HAI ROBOTICS' solution a good match for the needs of high
storage density, goods-handling accuracy, operation efficiency and
With the HAIPICK A42 robot that allows picking and sorting with
eight loads in one movement, one worker can handle 450 pieces of
goods per hour, which is three to four times faster than manual
work. The solution has also improved storage density by 130% with
spaces from 0.25m-to-6.5m-high being
fully utilized. The HAIPICK system, which supports intelligent
totes identification and labels reading, boasts 99.99% picking and
Kane Luo, Vice President of Sales
from HAI ROBOTICS, said that customized plan was made for the
project to improve performance, including elevated storage density
and innovative workflows to facilitate necessary manual work. "We
were primarily obliged to provide ACR system. However, we've taken
into consideration the whole process from inbounds to packaging of
outbound goods. The workstations were also ergonomically redesigned
according to overseas standards," he said.
About HAI ROBOTICS
HAI ROBOTICS, a trailblazer of Autonomous Case-handling Robotics
(ACR) system, is committed to providing efficient, intelligent,
flexible, and customized warehouse automation solutions through
robotics technology and AI algorithms. It aims to create value for
each factory and logistics warehouse.
The HAIPICK ACR system, independently developed in 2015, is the
world's first of its kind.
Founded in 2016 with headquarters in Shenzhen, China, HAI ROBOTICS has set up five
subsidiaries in Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Singapore, the U.S. and the Netherlands, serving customers from more
than 30 countries and regions. It now has over 1,200 staff, more
than 50% of whom are engineers. The company has acquired more than
600 global patents for core intellectual properties involving
positioning, robot control and warehouse management. In the latest
C and D rounds of funding in 2021, the company raised over
US$200 million in total.
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