HAI ROBOTICS and sportswear company Anta launch third warehouse automation project
HAI ROBOTICS, a global provider of an Autonomous Case Management Robot (ACR) system for warehouse logistics, and Anta, a leading global sportswear brand, will soon launch a new warehouse automation project using HAI ROBOTICS solution’s people bins to help Anta cope with the increase in orders.
The new project, which will be launched in April at Anta’s brand new warehouse in Foshan, Guangdong province, will be the third joint project between the two companies, HAI ROBOTICS said. Using HAI ROBOTICS’ ACR system, the 9-meter high warehouse will offer up to 30,240 slots, with daily throughput expected to reach 128,000 units.
As an official sponsor of the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Anta has seen increased bids, putting warehouse logistics under increasing pressure, the announcement added.
“Anta regards HAI ROBOTICS as an important long-term partner, as we share the ambition of intelligent warehousing,” said Chen Jiancong, General Manager of Logistics of Anta Group, at the Group Logistics Partnership Conference. , which was held at its headquarters in Jinjiang, southeast. China’s Fujian Province on Tuesday.
Richie Chen, Founder and CEO of HAI ROBOTICS, said his company names Anta as one of the top 10 global customers who are entitled to more personalized service. “Together, we will continue to innovate to face more challenging scenarios for the shoe and apparel warehousing industry and bring more value to our customers,” Chen said.
HAI ROBOTICS added that it has dozens of projects underway for top footwear and apparel brands. The company received Anta’s Best Strategic Supplier award at Tuesday’s conference to recognize the efficiency the ACR system has achieved in the supply chain.
HAI ROBOTICS’ ACR system was first deployed at Anta’s warehouse in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, in April 2021. With 25 customized HAIPICK robots performing picking crates and shelving retrieval to continuously supply the person-to-person goods picking stations, the storage density of the 5.7 meter high warehouse has increased significantly to offer up to 27,600 slots. It can handle up to 80,000 outbound order units per day. The warehouse, which was previously overloaded to handle its tens of thousands of SKUs with poor picking accuracy, now serves the needs of 1,200 physical stores with a weekly outbound volume of 60,000 pieces, the robotics vendor explained.
Improved efficiency prompted Anta to launch a second warehouse automation project with HAI ROBOTICS just three months later, the supplier added. A larger fleet of robots was stationed at its 3,500 square meter warehouse in Jinjiang. With the redesign of the 11-level shelving inside the 5.7-meter-high warehouse, the project provides for around 20,000 storage spaces. The warehouse has achieved a daily output capacity of 200,000 pieces through the use of the HAIPORT-powered workstation, an automatic loading and unloading machine.