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Quicktron Arrives in the Americas

Company Promoting Newly-Released QuickBin and other Goods-to-Person Products

by Henry Lenard
Founded in 2014, Shanghai-based Quicktron focuses on accelerating intralogistics automation with its intelligent robotic solutions. The company utilizes advanced algorithms that perform a variety of tasks, helping customers worldwide to optimize their warehouse management and production efficiency across various industries, meeting supply chain challenges.

“We want to use our first appearance at ProMat to enhance the positioning of our brand and empower intelligent warehouse solutions in the Americas,” said Yang Wei, CEO of Quicktron. “We want North American businesses to know that we are a top-tier provider of intralogistics services using automated storage and retrieval systems.”

ProMat is the world’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain show and conference, attracting 50,000 manufacturing and supply chain professionals from around the globe seeking productivity solutions for their operations. More than 1,000 exhibitors will showcase their products on ProMat’s two show floors totaling more than 500,000 square feet of space at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

At ProMat, Quicktron will be promoting its QuickBin bin-to-person solution, as well as other goods-to-person technologies.

QuickBin is Quicktron’s patented bin-to-person solution technology that optimizes warehouse operations by utilizing two types of robots. The combination of the sturdy and efficient bin picker with the compact and agile bin mover enhances picking and bulk SKUs handling efficiency.

QuickBin utilizes a bin picker to retrieve a bin from a shelf, moving it a short distance in the aisle to a bin mover. The second robot transports the bin to and from workstations. The picking station can be designed with one or two picking points, further maximizing picking efficiency.


It can process up to 200,000 order lines per day, making it a reliable and efficient solution for businesses of any size. Additionally, QuickBin is scalable, allowing the number of robots to be increased as a business grows.

Application scenarios that are ideal for QuickBin are large number of SKUs picking and returns processing, unaffected by order volume spikes. Target industries include e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automotive, publishing, textile, retail, fast-moving consumer goods and third-party logistics.

Quicktron’s automation product lines provide additional customer value, as well. Increasing picking efficiency up to threefold allows multiple orders to be fulfilled simultaneously. In addition, labor costs can be cut up to 80 percent by eliminating the need to hire temporary workers during peak seasons. Finally, with an accuracy rate of 99.9 percent, it can decrease the number of returns due to picking errors.

“I want to emphasize that Quicktron is not just an automation solution provider, but a leading intelligent warehouse logistics brand with unique automation technologies,” Yang Wei said. “Our solutions are designed to optimize intralogistics processes.”

The company’s biggest application to date was creating an intelligent warehouse for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba that has 1,000 AGVs running at the same time.

“That installation really redefined the logistical model for e-commerce businesses,” said Yang Wei. Quicktron’s AGVs have since evolved into autonomous mobile robots and have moved beyond warehouse settings to such diverse locations as hospitals, airports, libraries, and grocery stores.

Quicktron solutions are now in use at more than 1,000 clients in over 20 countries worldwide, primarily in Asia and Europe. It has more than 25,000 operational units deployed in dozens of industries.

Last month, Future Market Insights Inc. (FMI), an ESOMAR-certified business consulting firm serving leading global clients across all major industries, released its latest report on the global logistics robot market.

QuickBin Patented Bin-to-Person Technology

It projects that the logistics robot market, expected to be valued at $8.28 billion (US) in 2023, will grow to $38.13 billion (US) by 2033, a CAGR of 16.5 percent.

Further, Newark, Delaware-headquartered FMI identified North America as the sector’s top market due to booming e-commerce led by companies such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy and Walmart that are implementing logistics robots in their warehouse operations.

The Covid-19 pandemic pushed the idea of contactless delivery and the use of robots in the packaging sector. In addition, small and medium-sized businesses are also experimenting with production, transportation and packaging operations.

Looking to capitalize on these opportunities, Quicktron allocates 75 percent of its expenses for R&D, staying at the forefront of technical innovation.  The company employs more than 400 R&D specialists, has ownership of over 400 patents and more than 200 inventions.

“Our developments in SLAM (simultaneous location and mapping) and machine vision enabled us to create AMRs with senses, thoughts and decision-making. We developed an AMR+ product line by overlaying belts, rollers, robotic arms, and other structures for a variety of functions,” said Liang Kien Yew, Quicktron’s vice president of international business.

In addition, Liang Kien Yew said Quicktron was the first in the industry to apply 5G and Wi-Fi 6 on logistics robotics, realizing real-time linkage among humans, machines, paths and systems.

Including its R&D staff, Quicktron employs more than 1,000 people worldwide and is committed to equipping businesses with industry-specific automation solutions that meet supply chain challenges of all kinds.

Beyond Alibaba, the company’s international client roster includes such major names as Winit, Cubyn, 4PX, Mercedes-Benz, Cainiao and Flash Express.  The company also collaborates with the KION Group.

Quicktron currently has 10 sales and support offices, primarily in Europe and Asia. It will be servicing its North American customers from its newly opened Los Angeles location, offering technical assistance and training.

“Our expertise in intralogistics and warehouse automation can greatly benefit supply chain operations across various industries.

“We don’t just provide intelligent robots, we also offer technical support and testing centers in different parts of the world. With our new American location, we will be working to continuously improve our products,” said Liang Kien Yew, Quicktron’s vice president of international business.


SOURCE: Quicktron www.quicktron.com
CONTACT:  info@quicktron.com