Chinese robotics startup Geek Plus is changing the face of the logistics sector with the introduction of its logistics robotics for ecommerce and manufacturing. To date, the startup has deployed around 7000 high-tech robots and completed more than 200 smart logistics projects in four different continents, according to its founder Zheng Yong.

Geek Plus, which is a global leader in advanced robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, launched the world’s first smart factory using robotic arms to make mobile robots. The new facility will have a production capacity of 10,000 robots each year. It will employ industrial robots for the task; use its own AI algorithms, production logistics management system and other automated programmes.

Zheng Yong, who founded logistics robotics startup Geek Plus in 2015, told the media that, “In the past four years, we have already developed and implemented game-changing technologies for warehousing operations. With smart factories, we continue to pave the way for a truly intelligent supply chain.”

He added, “Smart factories will be a turning point for the entire industry as they provide a truly proven alternative to traditional, fixed production and achieve flexible production. What better way to show to the world the value of our solutions than to apply it to our own production? Our Nanjing factory is a window into the future of intelligent logistics and manufacturing.”

Geek Plus’ list of high profile robotics customers include Alibaba Group, courier company SF Express and state-owned carmaker FAW Group.

Zheng Young highlighted that Geek Plus’ smart logistics systems are applicable to a wide range of industries. The startup is seeing an increasing demand for its products from ecommerce companies.

According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), worldwide sales of logistics robots would reach $22.5 billion by 2022, with total shipments of 712,000 robots.