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Nike integrates robots from Geek+ into its Japan warehouse

Nike, the world’s largest sportswear company, has integrated robots from Geek+ into its Japan warehouse. (See video below.)

Geek+, a provider of smart logistics solutions, has powered same-day delivery for Nike in Japan, providing advanced robotics solutions to Nike’s new distribution center in Chiba.

The installation uses more than 200 robots from Geek+’s goods-to-person P series robot range.

The smart robots carry Nike products and packages directly to the warehouse worker, reducing costs, increasing picking efficiency and making daily work easier on the warehouse operators.

With the rapid growth of e-commerce, labor shortage in the logistics industry has become a serious economic issue.

Geek+ robots at work in Nike’s warehouse in Japan

Although warehouses globally are still mainly manually operated, the need for automation and new robotics technologies is fast increasing in order to meet demand and challenges brought by the massive growth of online platforms.

Major retailers such as Nike are introducing robots to meet that increasing demand and transform their logistics operations.

“Smart robots guarantee lower cost, efficiency, flexibility and safety in the warehouse,” says Geek+.

With Geek+, Nike has been able to introduce same-day delivery to its Japan customers.

Geek+ provides logistics solutions that are tailored to customer operations and contribute to solving operational problems in various industries, from retail and apparel to manufacturing sites.

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