Geekplus helps cultivate growing France order fulfillment robot market

Posted by Geekplus on Feb 16, 2024 10:55:56 AM

Warehouse operators in France are ramping up their focus on warehouse automation, and Geekplus is helping bring order fulfilment expertise leadership to this strategically important market.


Geekplus has established its Shelf-to-Person and Tote-To-Person solutions, part of the comprehensive suite of Goods-to-Person order fulfillment solutions, in the burgeoning French logistics industry, with nearly 1,000 robots deployed at strategic projects in the country.


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By investing heavily in mobile order fulfilment robots, France is helping to redefine the global landscape of industrial automation. The country's dedication to embracing cutting-edge technologies is paving the way for increased competitiveness on the international stage. 

Geekplus is committed to France’s technological push by helping companies with a strong presence in the country automate their warehousing operations. The mobile order fulfilment robot leader has an extensive network of more than 10 local service suppliers that help meet demand for mobile robot automation. 

"France stands as a pivotal player in the global advancement of order fulfilment robots. Its unwavering commitment to technological progress, coupled with a thriving ecosystem of innovation and industry collaboration, makes France a cornerstone in driving the growth and potential of mobile robots worldwide,” said Jean-Daniel Cohen, sales director for France at Geekplus. The company’s largest European project is in France. “France is a critical market for our company, and Geekplus is here to support all companies to meet their industrial efficiency and smart logistics goals." 

Growing the Korber Supply Chain partnership

Geekplus has been working in France with Korber Supply Chain since 2020 and is now working with the company in 19 sites worldwide due to the combination of Korber’s capabilities for integration, advisory and maintenance for robotics with Geekplus’ portfolio. Geekplus’ work extends to other major players including FIRAC, which has specialized itself with the automation of industrial procedures, and Fives, whose expertise provides a support as a service maintenance partner. 

Analysts have recognized that Geekplus is a leader in the European region, with the latest Interact Analysis report on mobile robots finding that while "vendors are expanding into international 
markets (with varying success)," Geekplus has already completed several major projects in France and throughout Europe. 

To further integrate Geekplus’ mobile order fulfillment solutions message into the French warehouse industry, the company recently signed partnership agreements with regional logistics associations to further develop the robotic knowledge in some of the most industrial regions at the country.

 “With PASCA, we want to help the companies at Pays de la Loire achieve true digital and automation transformation,” Jean-Daniel Cohen continued. “Logistique Seine Normandie enables us to encourage supply chain innovation in the 200-plus companies in the Normandie region that make up the robust logistics network.”  

Lyon is another key logistics region that ranks second in terms of logistics jobs and warehousing capacity in the country.

“In Lyon, there’s a special emphasis and concerted effort toward developing multimodal warehousing optimization,” he said. “With the Agora Lyon Manager Club, we are working to enhance the knowledge and the development of the companies at the region.” 

A bright future for order fulfillment robots

France’s investment reflects a deep understanding of the transformative potential of these cutting-edge robotic technologies and their ability to revolutionize manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, and other industries. That's why it's among the countries currently leading in the adoption and investment of autonomous mobile robots, solidifying its position at the forefront of technological innovation and industrial automation.

With a strategic focus on enhancing productivity, efficiency, and safety across various sectors, France's commitment to mobile robots showcases its dedication to shaping the future of warehouse automation.

 Geekplus will be there every step of the way.  

Learn why Geekplus is your reliable partner for innovative order fulfillment solutions, allowing business to grow at their own pace and scale up quickly to meet new consumer demands.

Topics: fulfillment, Supply Chain, goods-to-person, Europe, 2024