Hongkong Post Deploys First Robotic Packet Sorting System From Geek+

The Hongkong Post's Central Mail Centre is now using a fleet of Geek+ sortation and mobile robots.


A Geek+ AMR at Hongkong Post.
Hongkong Post said it is using Geek+ parcel-sorting and autonomous mobile robots to provide customers with reliable, accurate, and efficient postal services.

Hongkong Post has worked with Geekplus Technology Co. to implement its first robotic packet-sorting system. The companies said the new technology promises to transform and streamline the packet-sorting process to improve the efficiency for mail handling.

“The robotics system with smart technology assists in sorting mail packets to individual delivery points throughout the territory, enabling more efficient and flexible postal operation, said Clare Chiu, general manager (management services) at Hongkong Post, in a statement. “We seek to leverage robotics technologies to meet the booming e-commerce opportunities.”

Hongkong Post's project team is using advanced sorting and moving systems from Geek+ as it follows its development blueprint.

The global market for parcel-sortation robots could expand from $620.08 million in 2022 to $2.9 billion in 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.65%, estimated Research and Markets. Similarly, Technavio predicted $1.1 billion in growth between 2022 and 2027 at a CAGR of 9.36%.

Geek+ promises productivity improvement

Geek+ said its proprietary sortation systems and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) enabled Hongkong Post to simplify its overall workflow and improve efficiency in comparison with its traditional manual sorting process, which is more labor-intensive. The robotic system can sort up to 1,000 packets per hour, maximizing output, it added.

“We're thrilled to be working with Hongkong Post on this groundbreaking project,” said Billy Siu, business development director for Hong Kong and Taiwan at Geek+. “Our smart robots are transforming the logistics industry, and we're excited to see how they're helping to streamline packet-sorting operations with adaption of robotics technology and improving overall efficiency.”

Founded in 2015, Geek+ said it has developed AMRs to provide flexible, reliable, and efficient automation for warehouses and supply chains. The Beijing-based company said it is trusted by more than 700 global industry leaders.

Geek+ has over 1,500 employees, with offices in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Japan, South Korea, mainland China, the Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore. Its U.S. headquarters is in Carlsbad, Calif.

A fleet of robot postmen are now working in Hong Kong's central mail center.

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A Geek+ AMR at Hongkong Post.

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