Work has just been completed to turn one of the five freight hubs operated by U-Freight Logistics in Hong Kong into a smart warehouse.

The company’s 21,000 square foot eCommerce fulfilment centre in Kwai Chung has been equipped with an automatic guided vehicle and Intelligent Racking system, along with associated operating software, to improve the efficiency of operations and reduce costs.

For inbound consignments, the system, which was supplied by RV Automation Technology Company, will analyse the weight and dimensions of each stock keeping unit in order to bring the most suitable storage rack to the EFC operations staff, enhancing the utilisation of storage capacity and shortening processing time.

Furthermore, this shortens the time period to the outbound order processing stage, which means consumers will receive their goods sooner.

When there are no operations staff at the EFC, the non-sleeping AGVs still execute instructions and pre-arrange the required goods to be ready for pick/pack when the operations staff return to work.

The U-Freight Group was an early entrant into the world of eCommerce logistics, and over the last few years several of the company’s warehouse facilities across Asia, North America, and Europe have been equipped to enable them to act as EFCs.