To better satisfy the rising demand for e-commerce fulfilment, Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics Network’, ‘KLN’; Stock Code 0636.HK) has introduced sorting robots for a worldwide fast fashion brand. The “KOOLBee” sorting robot is an intelligent and adaptable sorting solution that improves logistics operations’ efficiency, productivity, and accuracy.
Since November 2022, the KOOLBee roll-out has occurred in stages at the logistics centres in Hong Kong, Tianjin, and Dongguan. The robots have the advantage of being readily deployed, modified, and scaled up, considerably enhancing the accessibility and flexibility of sortation automation compared to typical fixed automation. They also only need a limited area to operate. The productivity of sorting as a whole has increased by 270% thanks to KOOLBee.
Samuel Lau, Director Kerry Logistics Network’s Director of Integrated Logistics for North Asia stated, “The fashion e-commerce market is growing quickly, and consumer expectations for quick deliveries are rising every year. Our most recent robotics initiative under the ‘KOOL’ brand is the KOOLBee, which is designed to enhance order fulfilment effectiveness by optimising sorting activities. It has proven useful in helping clients manage large orders during peak seasons and sale-driven buying sprees. We plan to use this technology for more customers and industry verticals after this launch.
Kerry Logistics Network firmly believes that technological advancements can improve efficiency, boost agility, and enrich the worldwide supply chains of its clients. KLN introduced KOOLBotic and KOOLBay in 2021, two cutting-edge technologies that are devoted to the F&B industry’s cold chain logistics activities. KLN continuously researches technical advancements and solutions to future-proof its operations, using automation more and more to ensure its position in the logistics industry.
The Kerry Logistics Network
A global 3PL with a significant presence in Asia and a highly diversified business portfolio is called Kerry Logistics Network. It provides a wide range of supply chain solutions, including integrated logistics, international freight forwarding (by air, sea, land, rail, and multimodal transportation), e-commerce, express, industrial project logistics, and infrastructure investment.
Kerry Logistics Network has a significant presence in 58 countries and territories around the world, giving it a firm foothold in half of the world’s emerging markets. its vast international gateway coverage, varied infrastructure, and local knowledge span across the Mainland of China, India, Southeast Asia, the CIS, Middle East, LATAM and other locations.
Kerry Logistics Network generated a revenue of over HK$86.6 billion in 2022. It is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index.