Körber partners with Libiao Robotics for parcel sorting and order picking
Companies are partnering to offer autonomous mobile sorting robot solution through Körber
Körber Supply Chain, a German- headquartered supply chain solutions provider focused on software, and Libaio Robotics, a Chinese robotics company specialising in sorting robots, are partnering to provide sorting robots.
Libiao’s autonomous robots focus on parcel sorting after order picking. After the development of a range of sorting robots, mainly for tabletop sortation, they have partnered with Körber to extend their robotics solutions to more customers.
Libiao’s tabletop robots require a small physical area, and they say are capable of being rapidly deployed, reconfigured and scaled up. Körber hopes this will make sortation automation more accessible and flexible than traditional fixed automation, from micro-fulfilment centre to large-scale sortation depot.
The solution will be branded as "K.Move AutoSort Mobile – Powered by Libiao."
In a press release said that it has deployed more than 15,000 sorting robots so far.
Körber hopes that the partnership will allow them to sell a solution to handle different capacities that adjust to seasonality and other peaks at a time when space constraints and e-commerce growth are pushing a need for more efficiencies.
Xia Huiling, founder and CEO of Libiao Robotics, said "We are very happy to be able to further extend our relationship with Körber beyond Australia and New Zealand… The current global COVID-19 pandemic is changing market structures and trends. The impact of the pandemic and the rapid growth of e-commerce have prompted reforms in the logistics and supply chain fields. Faced with labuor shortages and sharp increase in health risks, the challenge of the logistics and supply chain system to turn to automation is more urgent than before.”
"In a competitive logistics environment where flexibility, adaptability and precision are everything, robotics bring a new level of performance to your warehouse floor," said Nishan Wijemanne, Global Head of AMR Solutions, Körber Business Area Supply Chain.