GLP announces the appointment of François Peridier as Sales Director for Global Robotics Services (GRS) in France.

Based in Paris, François will be responsible for developing the customer portfolio, managing the pre-sales teams and rolling out the GRS offering in France. He brings over 15 years’ experience in supply chain IT projects, intralogistics processes and automation.

François began his career as a business engineer at CGI, providing IT services to key accounts. In 2010, he joined Zetes, first as a sales engineer for the integration of mobile IT solutions for intralogistics, then as Business Development Manager for Retail-In-Store IT offerings. In 2015, he joined Körber Supply Chain, where he successively held sales conquest positions for Voice Picking offerings, then AMR & WCS automation in warehouses and factories. At the same time, he completed a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management at ESSEC Business School (2016-2018). In May 2023, he joined the GRS team to develop GLP’s AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) and RaaS (Robotics-as-a-Service) integration business in France.

GRS, GLP’s robotics and automation division, is an innovative platform designed for customers seeking to optimize the productivity and functionality of their warehouse operations. Customers are provided with a complete turnkey solution, due to GRS’s pay-as-you-go RaaS offering, which considerably reduces the need for CapEx costs in sunk technology investments. In Asia, GRS has already completed over 30 projects, with installations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Hongming Chen, Global CEO of GRS, commented: “We are delighted to welcome François to our growing European team. His in-depth industry knowledge and extensive experience in automation and logistics will be invaluable to us as we roll out the GRS solution to a large number of customers in France and wider Europe.”


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About GRS

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.