The China International Import Expo is the world’s first large-scale national exhibition with the theme of imports. In the corporate display section, Linde (China) exhibited trend-leading intelligent equipment-Linde L-Matic, Linde C-Matic, new energy forklifts, and Linde Smartlink, which focuses on the digitalization of fleet operation management, etc., Share the experience of intelligent, digital, and new energy transformation, focusing on Linde’s sustainable development road.
On September 8, the 2020 Xiamen International Investment and Trade Fair was grandly opened in Xiamen. Linde (China) and China Telecom Xiamen Branch made a wonderful appearance. Empowering the future with 5G, Linde robotics C-Matic was displayed, presenting a smart, relaxing, and futuristic new experience to global customers, which was unanimously recognized by visitors.
According to the requirements of Linde (China) Robotics Division, Linde (China) completed the 1183 AGV China Robot Certification (CR) work successfully with the cooperation of R&D, Quality and Production departments, and the 1st CR certificate was received on Aug.24th, 2020.
KION Group signs a distribution agreement and a memorandum of understanding on plans for joint development with the Chinese manufacturer, with the aim of expanding the offering of mobile automation solutions
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KION Group CEO Gordon Riske: “The collaboration with Quicktron is going to further strengthen our position in the market for automated trucks”
Frankfurt/Xiamen, August 3, 2020 – KION GROUP AG has entered a strategic partnership with Quicktron, a young Chinese manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) based in Shanghai.
Representatives from both companies recently met in Xiamen, China, to sign a distribution agreement as well as a memorandum of understanding on their joint development plans. Under the agreement, and effective immediately, Quicktron products are to be distributed via the global sales and service networks of the KION brands Linde Material Handling, STILL and Dematic. The arrangement expands KION Group’s global product offering of automated warehouse solutions. The leading intralogistics group also plans to acquire a minority stake of less than 10 percent in Quicktron. The partners have agreed not to disclose the size of the investment.
“We are delighted to be forming this strategic partnership with Quicktron. We can offer our customers an even more extensive product range in the automated truck segment,” said KION GROUP AG CEO, Gordon Riske, at the signing, adding, “The collaboration with Quicktron is expected to further strengthen our position in the automated truck market.”
“Quicktron is a leading autonomous mobile robot manufacturer in China and has been growing steadily,” notes Ching Pong Quek, KION GROUP AG Executive Board member and Chief Asia Pacific & Americas Officer. “It perfectly complements our skills and experience in the KION Mobile Automation business. The collaboration unlocks additional opportunities to participate in this global growth market and provides our customers with a unique product offering.”
“This is a historic day for Quicktron,” said Yang Wei, Quicktron CEO. “I look forward to our collaboration with the KION Group. It will enable us to harness our combined strengths to exploit market opportunities in China and around the world even more effectively.”
Quicktron was established in Shanghai in 2014 and currently employs around 400 individuals worldwide. It offers smart intralogistics solutions using technology based on artificial intelligence (AI).
The market for automated supply chain solutions is growing rapidly, both in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. The growth of e-commerce is a significant driver of demand for supply chain solutions, including warehouse automation and solutions for sorting and for automated goods transport. Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) will thus become increasingly common. KION Group’s Mobile Automation business brings together all activities relating to the future trend of mobile automation and self-driving vehicles. Automation is one of the fields of action in the KION 2027 strategy, which also includes energy, digitalization, innovation and performance. The strategy is designed to guide the company on a path towards profitable growth and the expansion of its position as an industry leader.
The Novel coronavirus pneumonia has make a huge shadow on the world and brought many incredible challenges. On May 20, MM Magazine successfully held an online conference in the field of pharmaceutical logistics. In the 30-minute live broadcast, Mr. Gao Zhongyin, the system solution manager of Linde (China), shared the thoughts on the new upgrade of material handling technology in the Pharmaceutical industry. This is the first time Linde uses live broadcast to share with customers. The scene is very hot, and the maximum number of people online is nearly 4,000!
In recent years, Linde (China) has been deepening the logistics layout in the pharmaceutical field, improving the intelligent level of pharmaceutical logistics facilities through technical means, continuously improving the logistics efficiency of the pharmaceutical supply chain, and contributing to reducing the logistics costs of the pharmaceutical industry.
If you are interested in Linde Pharmaceutical Solutions, you can click the link to enter the live room for playback.
On May 15th, China Telecom and Linde Forklift reached a strategic cooperation agreement. Both parties will give full play to their respective advantages, further promote the innovation and development of industrial Internet, and rely on 5G, MEC, cloud and other technologies to help the transformation and upgrade of forklift intelligent manufacturing.
In the meeting, Linde discussed the digital application and development strategy. Zhang Ben, senior director of information technology of KION Asia Pacific, said that we provide intelligent storage solution with 5G smart forklifts as the core, focusing on customer needs, reducing various costs and energy consumption, improving equipment efficiency, and reducing the incidence of accidents. For example, Linde Fleet Management System Smartlink is a typical application in the Industrial Internet. It has powerful remote collaboration capabilities and huge first-mover advantages. In the future, with the application of more AI technologies, it can help companies achieve efficient and transparent Logistics operation management, enabling more enterprises to achieve development.
On May 21, Linde E-Commerce Mini Program was officially launched! In the Linde E-Commerce Mini Program, customers can continue to understand Linde’s rich online products, participate in group purchases, pre-sales, special buying, online financial leasing and other promotional activities, and enjoy the Linde’s quality without leaving the house.
Linde E-commerce Mini Program is an online shopping platform directly operated by Linde (China) Forklift Co., Ltd. As a one-stop logistics solution provider, Linde (China), relying on technology and quality advantages, combined with nationwide sales and service resources, provides logistics handling equipment and efficient material handling solutions for thousands of Chinese companies.
In May, the group purchase activity of Linde E-commerce Mini Program was hot! 3 people can get a special buying for a limited time! Activities include 1.5-ton Li-ion battery pallet forklift, 1.8-ton/2-ton/2.5-ton/3-ton manual pallet trucks, etc., which caused great concern from customers.
As a supplier of high-quality truck equipment, Linde not only promotes the progress of the truck market through advanced technology, but also takes a comprehensive service experience as the pursuit of service.
On April 28, 2020, Linde Service APP was officially launched! Relying on strong data support, it realizes online operations such as repair, consultation, truck inspection, complaint suggestions and inquiries. It opens up a brand new online service model for users and further reduces the distance between Linde and customers.
More information, please contact 400-8781999.
On June 24, Xiamen Municipal Committee Deputy Secretary and Mayor Zhuang Jiahan led a team to Linde (China) Forklift Co., Ltd. to conduct research and inspection, understand the development of enterprises, coordinate the resolution of related issues.President and CEO of Linde(China) Mr. Chingpong Quek, Vice Presidents of Linde(China) Mr. Xie Dean and Mr. SweeYong THANG, accompanied and briefed the situation.
On the spot, the Deputy Secretary of Xiamen Municipal Party Committee and Mayor Jiahan first inspected Linde’s lean “supermarket factory”, and affirmed and praised Linde’s lean manufacturing system and modern production mode. Then they visited the new intelligent, digital products and technology, the scene directly experienced Linde high-tech products. President Guo Jinpeng of Linde (China) stressed that in the face of the ever-changing market demand, Linde enhanced its competitiveness through automation, artificial intelligence and big data enabling, to meet the diversified needs of the market, to help users save costs and improve operational efficiency.
After the investigation, Mayor Zhuang Jiahan hosted a symposium to discuss with representatives of eight enterprises, including Linde, Intretech and Meggitt Sensors, discuss strategy to accelerate the development of high quality.
The development of enterprises can not be separated from their own innovation, creativity, but also can not be separated from the attention and support of society. In the future, Linde will continue to bring more than expected value to users with high-quality products and professional services, optimize user logistics operation process, so that forklift trucks in the Chinese market have made considerable progress in production efficiency, operation cost, product life and other key indicators of forklift trucks, and at the same time improve the level of domestic material handling equipment, and promote the development of China’s logistics industry.
On May 28th, Suning logistics and Linde (China) reached a strategic cooperation agreement. The two sides will give full play to their respective advantages and carry out all directional and deep cooperation in various fields such as automation equipment, intelligent storage, intelligent supply chain and so on, so as to create a new intelligent logistics ecosystem in an all-round way.
As early as 2005, Zhang Jindong, chairman of Suning Holding Group, put forward the long-term plan of establishing a new type of logistics. Suning and Linde cooperated to promote the traditional warehousing manual operation to mechanized and automated operation, which is an “old friend” of Suning Logistics on the road of continuously building intelligent logistics. In 2016, Suning Logistics S Laboratory was established, Linde became an important partner of Suning Logistics Exploration Intelligent Equipment.
At the scene, the two sides discussed the development and application of intelligence, digitalization and new energy. Linde (China) Vice President Xie Dean said that in recent years, Linde has been striving for breakthroughs in the three dimensions of intelligence, digitalization and new energy. In the future, more large data platforms, intelligent robots and unmanned warehouses will enter the logistics industry chain. Facing the increasing market demand, enterprises that can seize the first opportunity of intelligent logistics can lead the industry better. More importantly, smart logistics will not only change the entire logistics ecosystem, but also adapt to the whole industry.
At present, there are more than 1500 Linde material handling equipment, which is busy and orderly running in various logistics bases in Suning, and undertakes different handling and production tasks. Suning and Linde have cooperated for more than ten years and witnessed the rapid development of Linde (China). More importantly, Suning Logistics advocates synergy with partners, industry and society to build an open and integrated smart logistics ecosystem, which coincides with Linde’s development philosophy. It is hoped that the two sides will achieve rapid development in the fields of warehousing and logistics and intelligent logistics.