Starlinks to launch SAR100m hybrid logistics facility in Riyadh
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Starlinks to launch SAR100m hybrid logistics facility in Riyadh

Starlinks to launch SAR100m hybrid logistics facility in Riyadh

Located in Agility Logistics Park, the facility is equipped with over 250 autonomous robots

Divsha Bhat

Starlinks, a logistics and supply chain solutions provider in Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of hybrid logistics facility in Riyadh.

Located in Agility Logistics Park, the facility comprises a storage area of 400,000 square feet. It is equipped with 254 autonomous robots for picking and sorting, thereby providing storage capacity for over 12 million units.

The company aims to process an average of 3.6 million units orders per month. The solution is said to provide flexibility, accuracy and agility. It will be fully operational by Q2 2023.

Starlinks partnership with Geek+

With a total investment exceeding SAR100m, Starlinks has partnered with Geek+ for automation technology.

The fulfilment centre is run on a hybrid model that employs both robotics and manual picking systems and sortation functions. Adopting a working formula that involves both machines and humans, the company will bring promising employment opportunities to over 500 talented Saudi Nationals.

“Our new solution comprises a pallet storage and handling storage system, a manual pick tower as well as a robotics solution allowing us to cater to a wide range of customer requirements and operations complemented by micro fulfilment centres distributed strategically across the kingdom,” said Salah Taha, director of Operations at Starlinks.

“We are committed to driving further innovation in the logistics and supply chain industry in the region and reducing lead time to e-commerce shoppers.”

“Advanced automation and big data analytics enable us to better track and manage inventory, predict demand, and optimise routes for transportation thus helping us to increase efficiency, reduce operating cost and provide seamless services to our customers,” Taha added.

Gary Blythe, managing director of Starlinks, stated: “Starlinks’ brand promise to innovate and deliver market-leading customer experience is demonstrated in this milestone investment. We are proud to represent the kingdom’s commitment to the Vision 2030, with our most exciting innovation of 2023.”

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