HAI ROBOTICS, the pioneer in Autonomous Case-handling Robot (ACR) systems for warehouse logistics, has opened its first demo center in Southeast Asia at Singapore Polytechnic, in Singapore.
Launched in September, the center showcases its intelligent logistics solutions to the Southeast Asian marketplace through its ACR systems, centered around the HAIPICK A42 Multi-Layer ACR, and multi-function HAISTATION workstations, key components of the HAIPICK System.
The demo center also signals HAI ROBOTICS expanded commitment to offering in-depth solutions and support for its customers in the region.
Southeast Asia’s e-commerce logistics market is growing the fastest in the world. According to market research firm Technavio, the region is projected to grow by US$58.93 billion during 2022-2026, with a CAGR of 20.16% during that time.
Increasing online sales have been driving growth in warehouse logistics, with the region primed for the integration of tech-enabled logistical systems.
Despite the growth, logistics warehouses in Southeast Asia face increasing challenges. For instance, in Singapore, high land prices, accelerating high wages and steep operational costs have become a constant challenge for warehouses and factories.
The necessity of reducing operating costs and improving efficiency is driving organizations to consider the intelligent transformation of their facilities. Meanwhile, countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam are facing a lack of skilled manpower and high turnover rates due to unsafe and grueling warehouse conditions.
Even with low manpower costs, these countries still experience low picking and sorting accuracy in their operations, with error rates reaching up to 30% – 40%, according to HAI ROBOTICS research.
“With the launch of the Singapore Demo Center, HAI ROBOTICS is meeting the growing demand for intelligent warehouse solutions in Southeast Asia, while providing long-term customer care for clients in the region,” said the statement.
HAI ROBOTICS independently developed its ACR technology in 2015, followed closely by the introduction of its HAIPICK System, the first ACR system in the world. With the HAIPICK System, clients have seen storage density improve by 80-400% along with a 3 to 4-fold increase in worker picking efficiency.
The HAIPICK A42 Multi-Layer ACR featured in the Singapore demo center brings flexible and scalable solutions along with increased operational efficiency while enabling increased storage density.