Geek+ automates Hongkong Post packet sorting

  • August 7, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Hongkong Post and Geek+ have teamed up to implement a robotic packet sorting system. 

A fleet of Geek+ sorting and mobile robots is operating in Hongkong Post’s main mail centre to improve accuracy in packet sorting for better postal services.

Combining Chinese firm Geek+’s sorting and robotics systems with development by the Hongkong Post project team, the technology promises to transform and streamline the packet sorting process to improve the efficiency for mail handling.

Geek+’s proprietary sorting and mobile robots enabled Hongkong Post to simplify the overall workflow and achieve a more efficient and accurate sorting process compared with the traditional manual sorting process, which is more labour intensive. The sorting capacity of the robotic system can reach up to 1000 packets per hour, enhancing efficiency and increasing output.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Hongkong Post on this ground-breaking project,” said Billy Siu, business development director at Geek+. “Our smart robots are transforming the logistics industry, and we’re excited to see how they’re helping to streamline packets sorting operations with adaption of robotics technology and improving overall efficiency.”

Clare Chiu, general manager at Hongkong Post, added: “The robotics system with smart technology assists in sorting mail packets to individual delivery points throughout the territory, enabling more efficient and flexible postal operation. We seek to leverage robotics technologies to meet the booming of ecommerce opportunities.”

Geek+ develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to realise flexible, reliable and efficient automation for warehouses and supply chain management. Founded in 2015, Geek+ has over 1500 employees, with offices in Germany, UK, USA, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.