Autonomous mobile robot-based parcel and post sortation solutions specialist LiBiao Robotics has opened a European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, as part of its ongoing growth strategy.
The site features office space, product demonstration zones and a showroom where interested parties can see the company’s range of autonomous sortation robots and discover the many ways that the technology can benefit their business.
“Frankfurt is the perfect location for our new European hub,” said Xia Huiling, LiBiao Robotics’ founder and CEO. “As well as providing a base for our European sales and service teams, the new premises will be a place where logistics professionals can learn how LiBiao’s robots can improve their productivity and cost efficiency.
“The opening of the new office in Frankfurt highlights LiBiao Robotics’ commitment to the European market and is further evidence of our plan to build on our success in Europe and continue to expand our activity across the region.”
European logistics companies that already rely on LiBiao sortation robot technology include Packeta, the biggest online fulfilment and parcel delivery business in the Czech Republic, and Hellenic Post, the state-owned provider of postal services in Greece.
LiBiao’s sorting robot technology has been specifically developed as a cost-efficient and flexible alternative to the fixed tilt-tray and cross-belt conveyor-based sortation systems that have traditionally been used in parcel, post and e-commerce operations.
More compact than other autonomous mobile robots currently on the market, LiBiao robots require minimal floor space to achieve the same parcel throughput as conveyor-based systems and, because they have no fixed infrastructure requirements, they can be easily adapted to cope with any spikes in throughput.
Worldwide, an estimated 30 billion parcels are processed using LiBiao AMRs each year by companies as diverse as Walmart, Uniqlo and China Post.