The warehouse robotics and automation specialist was awarded the “Rising Star” prize in recognition of its spectacular growth since the company was founded four years ago, and especially for its progress in the past couple of years.
Geek Plus says it is particularly pleased with this award because it was voted for by retailers. “We believe that this award would further encourage us to the next level and provide more efficient solutions to the logistics industry,” said a spokesperson for the company.
Geek Plus started its business with the manufacturing of the wheeled robotic platform that is becoming increasingly commonplace in warehouses around the world, but it has expanded its product line to include:
- Geek Picking System for order fulfillment in e-commerce and retailing industries;
- Geek Moving System for material handling in factory logistics;
- Geek Sorting System for parcels sortation in express;
- Geek Automated Forklift and collaborative robot for unmanned warehouse; and
- Geek Robot Shuttle System for bin-carrying with single layer rack and multi-layer mezzanine rack.
More products are in development, including one which may see Geek Plus venture out of the warehouse space, into the street, for the first time.
Geek Plus is probably the largest supplier of autonomous mobile robots in the world at the moment, having already sold more than 7,000 units.
The company has raised more than $150 million in venture capital and is looking to expand overseas and into new markets.
Main picture: Lit Fung, overseas business manager for Geek Plus Robotics, holding the award the company won at the Deliver event