Locus Robotics Appoints New Executives to Lead Global Growth in Warehouse Automation

Locus has added Kian Sin Ng as APAC general manager and Joel Collins as chief legal counsel.

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Locus Robotics said its new general manager for Asia-Pacific and chief legal counsel are joining as its fulfillment robots spread.

Locus Robotics Corp. today announced Kian Sin Ng as its new general manager for the Asia-Pacific region and Joel Collins as chief legal officer. The mobile robot provider said the executives are joining its leadership team as it continues expanding globally to serve growing customer demand.

“Kian and Joel both have outstanding track records leading high-performing teams and advising companies during growth phases,” stated Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “Their expertise will be invaluable as we continue expanding our market-leading robotics solutions to help customers across the globe transform their warehouse and fulfillment operations.”

Locus claimed that it is the market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for order fulfillment. The company said its warehouse automation can collaborate with human associates to boost productivity, reduce operational costs, and improve working conditions.

New execs bring leadership experience

Kian Sin Ng

Kian Sin Ng. Source: LinkedIn

Kian Sin Ng has more than two decades of experience leading teams and optimizing supply chain operations across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, said Locus. As APAC general manager, he will oversee the company's strategic growth and customer success in the region.

Previously, Kian held senior positions with DHL Supply Chain and Singapore Post, driving innovation in warehouse automation and logistics. DHL Supply Chain recently said it would deploy 5,000 Locus AMRs across multiple sites and that it would expand its partnership to Australia.

Joel Collins, Locus

Joel Collins. Source: LinkedIn

As chief legal officer, Joel Collins will lead Locus’ global legal operations. He has served as the chief legal officer and general counsel of both private and public companies.

Previously, Collins was chief legal officer at Benefitfocus, as well as chief legal officer and senior vice president of business development at Quick Base.

“We are delighted to welcome Kian Sin and Joel to the Locus team,” said Denis Niezgoda, vice president, EMEA & APAC of Locus Robotics. “Their extensive experience and proven leadership capabilities will help us to continue to drive our company's growth and success around the world as a global leader in supply chain solutions.” 

Locus Robotics continues growth

Locus Robotics noted that its systems support more than 100 top brands. They enable retailers, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), and specialty warehouses to efficiently meet or exceed increasingly complex fulfillment requirements, it said.

The appointments follow a year of record growth for Locus Robotics, including its 2 billion-pick milestone and the expansion to over 230 sites worldwide. The Wilmington, Mass.-based company asserted that its systems can yield labor reductions and cost savings across e-commerce, logistics, healthcare, and industrial channels.

The global market for warehouse robots could experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8%, expanding from $6.09 billion in 2022 to $15.67 billion by 2030, according to Research and Markets. It cited ongoing e-commerce expansion and increasing use of AMRs in automotive warehouses.

Similarly, Acumen Research and Consulting estimated that the global AMR market could grow from $4.1 billion in 2022 to $23.8 billion by 2032 at a CAGR of 19.5%. “The North American region holds a significant share in the autonomous mobile robots market, driven by the presence of major manufacturing hubs, rapid industrialization, and increasing investments in automation,” it said.

Locus said it mitigates risk to customers by implementing continuous compliance with end to end data security and protection.

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