Modular and scalable robotic solution reduces sorting errors, increases throughput 3x, and improves efficiency and order traceability.
Stradella, July 11, 2023 – Global Robotics Services (GRS), the robotics company backed by GLP, has been selected as a robotics partner by GXO Logistics, Inc., the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and a key customer of GLP. As part of the first phase, GRS has installed 17 sorting robotics coupled with 15 3D robotic arms at a GXO facility in Stradella, located in northern Italy.
GRS is an innovative platform for warehouse operators and businesses that seek to improve the productivity of their operations through robotics. GRS offers a collaborative robotics-as-a -service (RaaS) solution which gives customers access to the benefits of robotics through an innovative subscription model, offering the flexibility of a pay-as-you-go solution, and avoiding significant upfront CAPEX expenditure.
RaaS also provides customers with the ability to scale up and down quickly and easily in response to changing market conditions or seasonal demand such as Christmas or Black Friday. A full package of services including consulting, implementation, maintenance, systems and robotics upgrading can be provided as part of this service.
To date, GRS has completed over 30 robotics projects across Asia, with installations completed in Greater China (including Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). The GRS robotic sortation system for GXO in Stradella is the first of its kind in Europe. GRS has plans to scale its robotics sorting solutions and is in the process of bringing more of these capabilities to other warehouses across Europe.
Commenting on the installation Hongming Chen, CEO of Global Robotics Services (GRS) said: “This first installation with GXO is a key milestone for GRS in Europe. Robots are becoming ever more present in the warehouse, and we understand the opportunity of automation and the value that can be created by optimising processes through this technology. We have great ambition to scale our business across Europe and we look forward to working with new and existing customers to deploy hundreds more of these 3D sortation systems in the future.”
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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.
About GLP Europe:
GLP is a leading global business builder, owner, developer and operator of logistics real estate, data centers, renewable energy and related technologies. GLP’s deep expertise and operational insights allow it to build and scale high-quality businesses and create value for its customers. GLP owns and operates assets and businesses in 17 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. GLP Capital Partners, a global alternative asset manager with approximately $125 billion in assets under management as of 31 December 2022, is the exclusive investment and asset manager of GLP.
We are committed to a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments that elevate our business, protect the interest of our stakeholders, support our employees and customers and enhance our local communities. Learn more at glp.com/global.
Our European operating portfolio consists of more than 8.5 million SQM across the strategic logistic markets, which is leased to blue chip customers such as Amazon, DHL and XPO Logistics. In addition, GLP Europe has a prime land bank which allows for the development of an additional 3.8 million SQM. To learn more about our European operations, please go to eu.glp.com.
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is benefiting from the rapid growth of ecommerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for more than 130,000 team members across more than 970 facilities totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world’s leading blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and ecommerce solutions, at scale and with speed. GXO corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit GXO.com for more information and connect with GXO on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.