Konica Minolta streamlines manufacturing process with both picking and moving solutions

The customer

Konica Minolta is a Japanese multinational technology company headquartered in Tokyo, with offices in 49 countries worldwide. The company manufactures business and industrial imaging products, including copiers, laser printers, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and digital print systems for the production printing market.

The challenge
  • Konica was looking for an AMR solution to achieve higher accuracy of materials handling in its warehouse and replace its magnetic stripe AGVs which offer little flexibility, are subject to low operating efficiency, and lead to high maintenance costs.
  • Production line consists of more than 30,000 different materials, it is costly to manage the inventory and accuracy.
  • High frequency of material delivery, low efficiency of manual material delivery, poor timeliness, and high labor-intensity.
Our solution
  • 10 P800 robots in the warehouse and make use of Geek+ iWMS , for precise management of materials
  • 3 M100 robots featuring SLAM navigation at the production line to deliver the materials from warehouse to production line
  • Geek+ Moving System (GMS) receives task from iWMS and deliver the materials to production line automatically.
The Geek+ impact
  • Improved inventory accuracy
  • Stock-taking frequency reduced by 92%
  • Material delivery efficiency increased by 31~42%
  • Storage area saved by more than 32%
  • Reduced labor intensity