GLP today announces that it has appointed Vanessa Gracia as Sales Director for GRS in Spain and Portugal.
GRS (Global Robotics Services) is the robotics arm of GLP; a new innovative platform for customers and tenants seeking to optimise the productivity of their logistics operations throughout the warehouse, through the utilisation of robotic services. GRS offers collaborative robotics as a service (RaaS) solutions which provide customers with access to the benefits of robotics through an innovative subscription model, offering pay-as-you-go flexibility and avoiding CAPEX expenditure. GRS announced its first European project with GXO in Italy earlier this year and has more than 3000+ robots deployed globally across Greater China, Singapore, Europe, US and Canada.
Aeronautical and Space Engineer, Vanessa Gracia, who also holds an MBA in Business Management, will be responsible for developing new client relationships and supporting existing GRS customers across the region. She will also oversee commercial negotiation, working with project managers to ensure the ultimate success of projects.
Vanessa brings extensive experience in digital transformation and a strong background in technology and management, having played a leading role at ASTI Mobile Robotics, a leading European company in mobile robotics and intralogistics, acquired by ABB in 2021. At ASTI, she held the position of Channel Key Account Manager and then Key Account Manager specialising in mobile robotics, AGVs and AMRs for international customers at ABB Robotics. During her career, she led the evolution of the partner network and helped create automation solutions and value propositions in Industry 4.0 globally.
Hongming Chen, CEO of GRS, remarked: « We are thrilled to announce Vanessa’s addition to our team as we embark on an exciting phase of GRS’s expansion into Spain and Portugal. Her profound expertise in the sector and previous track record of successfully leading and nurturing sales teams within the region will play a crucial role as we expand the adoption of our robotics solutions among a wider clientele. We are currently experiencing strong demand for our services, and Vanessa’s arrival will undoubtedly expand GRS’s horizon in the Spanish and Portuguese markets with exciting opportunities.”
Vanessa Gracia added: “Joining the robotics arm of GLP is an exciting journey. My extensive knowledge of the Spanish and Portuguese markets, along with our leading position in an ever-expanding industry, will allows us to offer a diverse portfolio of essential products and services to drive exponential growth for our customers. In a constantly evolving market such as this, GRS’s main objective is to automate intralogistics processes and empower companies to take the next step in their evolution.”
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GRS (Global Robotics Services) is the robotics arm of GLP. GRS is an innovative platform providing collaborative robotics as a service (RaaS) solutions through a subscription model, offering the flexibility of a pay-as-you-go solution. The service is aimed at customers who are seeking to improve the productivity of their logistics operations through robotics, amid the increasing need to maximise efficiency in e-commerce.
The subscription-based model creates lower upfront capital requirements, reduced fixed costs and flexible lease terms which help bridge the automation gap for many small to mid-size enterprises, as well as allowing customers to scale up and down in response to changing market conditions. A full package of services including consulting, implementation, maintenance, systems and robotics upgrading can all be provided as part of this service.