Hai Robotics Eyes Korean E-Commerce Market for Growth Potentials

E-commerce is one of the fastest growing businesses across the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic-inspired stay-at-home and untact phenomenon has been adding more fuel to the growth potential.

As the market gets bigger and bigger, however, e-commerce platform service providers are facing tough challenges in operating its logistics and product delivery system day by day to ensure speedy order-processing, just-in-time and around-the-clock delivery schedule.

True enough, JIT- and 24-hour deliver system is a key to success in the e-commerce platform business, as a growing number of consumers are preferring the same day delivery system.   

To help tackle that challenge, Hai Robotics of China had unveiled its HAIPICK ACR system that is a sort of totes/cartons-to-person warehousing automation technology.

Showcased at the Smart Factory & Automation World 2021 trade show held in Seoul between Sept 8 and 10, the HAIPICK ACR system supports automatic warehouse management, performing various warehousing scenarios by employing automated transportation, retrieval, storage and sorting.

Pick & Placement

HAI ROBOTICS showcased the HAIPICK A42 autonomous case-handling robot at the Smart Factory+ Automation World 2021 in Seoul, South Korea.

Coming built with multiple sensors capable of integrated positioning, the robot boasts of a good control precision of ±3mm to allow intelligent picking, transport, auto-navigation, obstacle avoidance and auto-charging with high stability and high-accuracy.

The HAIPICK robots can pick and place totes as well as cartons on storage shelves up to 5 to 7 meters high. They can carry up to 8 loads to continuously feed goods-to-person picking stations.

“Many warehouses here measure a height of 4-6 meters and they prefer mixed picking of cartons and bins, so the A42N robot suits their needs very well,” said Leo Kim, Korean Market Director with HAI ROBOTICS.

Korea’s e-commerce market reached US$144.1 billion in 2020, ranking fifth in the world. Its e-commerce market is predicted to hit US$325.12 billion in 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 19.92% over the period from 2021 to 2025, according to Research and Market, a leading market researcher.

The tremendous growth prospect translates into huge demand potential for warehousing automation.

Bet on Korean E-commerce Market

A HAIPICK robot in operation in a warehouse.

Local warehousing automation is at an early stage and the market remains yet to be explored, yet.

As competition is flaring up in the Korean e-commerce market, however, warehouse automation is expected to be in high demand, giving the Chinese robot maker better chance to address Korean warehouse management market.

HAI ROBOTICS has been running some projects in Korea and is willing to widen its cooperation with local supply chain

Founded in 2016 with headquarter in Shenzhen, China, HAI ROBOTICS now has over 1,000 staff with branch offices in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, US and the Netherlands, serving clients from over 30 countries and regions.

Developed in 2015, the HAIPICK ACR system is the world’s first of its kind. It can help realize warehouse automation in just a week, increase storage density by 80-130%, and improve staffs’ work efficiency by 3-4 times.

The HAIPICK solution has been applied in warehouses of e-commerce, 3PL, apparel, electronics, energy, manufacturing, medicine, among others.