Cainiao to automate two distribution centers in Pakistan

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Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, plans to automate e-commerce platform Daraz’s two smart distribution centers in Pakistan.

The distribution centers will be equipped with automatic assembly lines and smart distribution setups. They will use Cainiao’s proprietary solutions, including e-PLC, control algorithm and WCS, to ensure operational quality and stability.

By modernizing logistics distribution, Cainiao intends to not only support Daraz’s business growth but also relieve the logistics pressure faced by the industry and implement smart logistics in the region. Cainiao plans to intensify its actions toward enabling a resilient logistics and supply chain ecosystem. Having digitalized its supply chain processes, it has begun helping the industry accelerate warehouse digitalization with its smart warehouse technology. In 2021, ahead of the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, Cainiao collaborated with Flash Express, a logistics company in Thailand, to build a smart warehouse in Southeast Asia.

Bjarke Mikkelsen, CEO and founder of Daraz Group, said, “Strengthening our logistics infrastructure and technology is critical in scaling our operations in Pakistan. By tapping on smart technology, Daraz is able to enhance our customers’ experience by providing more efficient logistics distribution. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Cainiao to grow our logistics capabilities.”

Ahmed Tanveer, chief operating officer of Daraz Pakistan, said, “This sort of technology is coming to Pakistan for the first time. The partnership with Cainiao will bring immense knowledge-sharing for the industry and help Pakistan in its efforts toward digitalization. Along with that, this automation will increase Daraz’s sorting capacity by over four times and decrease manual errors by over 90%. We are very excited to welcome Cainiao and look forward to working with them to bring global best-in-class technology and logistics solutions to Pakistan.”

Dr Ding Hongwei, general manager of technology at Cainiao, said, “As Daraz’s official logistics partner, we are committed to growing its logistics capabilities in the region. By extending our technology to the logistics ecosystem in South Asia and beyond, we hope to also raise awareness of our smart logistics offerings and technology applications to help the industry and our overseas partners close the gap in digitalization, become more competitive and meet the growing demand for e-commerce.”

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