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KAZE: PBA Group commits masks for battle against COVID-19
01/04/2020
As featured on:
  1. Channel News Asia
  2. Today
  3. Yahoo 
  We are happy to announce that PBA Group, our parent company, is one of the first Singapore-based companies amongst Frasers Property and JustCo that have committed US$50,000 each in support of Razer’s plan to set up Singapore’s first fully automated mask production and packing line. We are proud to join this initiative alongside RazerFrasers Property Retail and JustCo to help the community in trying times like this. Our commitment to contribute masks is just the beginning. As a tech enabler, the responsibility is on us to work doubly hard to innovate and use our tech to help the community through this. PBA group will continue, using our tech and resources to Make A Difference in this battle against COVID-19. We would like to rally everyone, anyone, who would like to join us in our shared purpose. Drop us an email to join the fight and follow us on our social media pages for more updates. Please read the press release below for more information. Razer™ today announced plans to setup, within 30 days, Singapore’s first fully automated mask production and packing line. Frasers Property, JustCo and PBA Group are the first Singapore-based companies that have each committed US$50,000 upfront for the initial shipments of masks from the line in support of Razer’s efforts. “The COVID-19 virus situation has had an immense impact around the world,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. ”Everyone at Razer understands that we all have a part to play in combating the pandemic, no matter which industry we come from.” Razer initially converted existing product manufacturing lines in China to make and donate masks for immediate relief, with initial shipments of masks going out earlier this week. However, Razer has been inundated by requests due to an extreme shortage of face masks and PPEs - particularly in Southeast Asia. In addition, many of the face masks in the market are not properly manufactured, do not meet certification standards and offer little or no protection to the users. Accordingly, Razer plans to set up a domestic mask manufacturing line in Singapore to manufacture and deliver certified face masks – made in Singapore and certified to Singapore and international standards – to supply the Singapore market and the region. FRASERS PROPERTY, JUSTCO AND PBA GROUP COMMIT TO SUPPORTING INITIAL SHIPMENTS Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan posted plans to set up the line earlier today on his Facebook Page and did a call-out to Singapore-based organizations to purchase the initial shipments from the line. This was met with swift support from numerous corporations including Frasers Property, JustCo Global and PBA Group that are each committing US$50,000 upfront to help support Razer’s efforts. “Frasers Property is here to support in whatever way we can during these unprecedented times. Nothing matters more than the health, well-being and safety of the communities we operate in. While we continue to take measures to help our customers and partners navigate through these extraordinary circumstances, this is a moment that calls on us to care for one another in Singapore through our support of Razer’s initiative,” said Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Frasers Property Limited. “JustCo has always been a community-first company,” says Kong Wan Sing, CEO and Founder of JustCo. “JustCo’s strong community of members across Asia Pacific has supported us through good times, and now we need to step up when they need us most. I am proud and happy to stand alongside Razer, Frasers Property, and PBA Robotics to protect the safety and well-being of our community in Singapore and the region.” “As a Singaporean company, we are proud to join this initiative. This is just one of the ways PBA Group helps our fellow Singaporeans. It’s all part of our broader effort to battle against Covid-19 as we seek to continue to leverage our technology and resources for good. This mask initiative complements our range of mobile robots that combats the virus,” said Derrick Yap, Chief Executive Officer, PBA Group. “We are rallying everyone to Go Make a Difference. We are offering help, and calling companies and individuals to join us in our shared purpose.”
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KAZE on The Straits Times: Never too old to change the world
26/03/2020
As featured on:
  1. The Straits Times
  You are never too old to change the world. At age 53, our Project Manager Joseph took the plunge to switch industries by joining Robotics Automation Centre of Excellence (RACE) Academy Attach-and-Train (AnT) Programme for Robotics and Automation and has never looked back since. In the article, he shared his experience being retrenched not once, but twice, and didn't allow himself to give up. He continually reinvent and upgrade himself and is now enabling Industry 4.0 with KAZE Robotics solutions. He's started a new career in robotics at the age of 53. Age is just a number! Such an inspiration to us all! Read more of his story in the link above.
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Upcoming Events
08/03/2020
Catch us at the following events that KAZE will be participating. Do drop down to view our technology in action and learn how to move your business smarter. We are still planning for 2020. In the meantime, check out our recent events - METALEX 2019 and Home Team Festival 2019. If you are interested for a demonstration and further explanation, do drop us an email at [email protected] See you there. Updated as of: 8 March 2020
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KAZE on Channel 8 News
05/03/2020
As featured on:
  1. Channel 8 News (3rd March 2020)
  2. Channel 8 Hello Singapore (4th March 2020)
 

 

We were on Mediacorp Channel 8 for two consecutive days as CEO Derrick and our Project Manager Joseph Yap were interviewed regarding the new schemes to boost the employment prospects of mid-career workers. Joseph shared his experience undergoing Robotics Automation Centre of Excellence (RACE) Academy Attach-and-Train Programme for R&A. He has added a wealth of experience to the team as we aim to enable Industry 4.0 with our Autonomous Mobile Robots.  Our CEO Derrick Yap added to the discussion with Minister Josephine Teo on the new schemes to boost the employment prospects of mid-career Singaporean workers in their 40s and 50s. Derrick emphasised on making the best out of the current economic climate to regroup, upskill and upgrade employees so as to hit the ground running and capturing the opportunity when it arises.  Watch the videos above for more.
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KAZE X Accenture Innovation Centre
28/02/2020
We had the pleasure of collaborating with Accenture Innovation Hub for their showcase of Robotics and Automation solutions to help industries automate and streamline human-robot interactions. Our KAZE Autonomous Mobile Robot GR200 and RACE -incubated Barista Robot along with the other technologies sparks one imagination of the limitless possibilities of Industry 4.0. As shared by our Business Development Manager, "Use cases of automation are plentiful, but it’s about finding the right applications to address the proper pain points. While you certainly may not need a robotic arm to help you brew a cup of coffee, the idea is to show that collaborative robotic arms has the ability to mimic human arm movements, which opens the door to many other applications where deployment of such technology increases productivity and reduce labour costs. Had a blast learning about other human-machine interaction tools and platform." Contact us at [email protected] to move materials smarter. Do check us out our range of robotics solutions for Industry 4.0 and follow our LinkedIn and Facebook pages for latest updates. Watch the highlights of the event here.
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KAZE CEO Derrick Yap on the cover of The Peak Magazine
15/01/2020
As featured on:
  1. The Peak
  A rip-roaring start to 2020 sees PBA and KAZE as the cover story in The Peak magazine’s January issue. Read an in-depth interview with PBA Group CEO, Derrick Yap, as the featured personality profile. From the early days to becoming (in the words of the editor) “South-east Asia’s premier enabler of robotics”, The Peak chronicles our transformation journey under his stewardship, and how we came to the forefront of Robotics Tech. This movement will soon to be signified by our new headquarters in 2021 - an exciting, 280,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility.
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KAZE on The Straits Times: Home Team Festival 2019
25/11/2019
As featured on:
  1. The Straits Times
  We’re thrilled to support Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at this year’s Home Team Festival 2019 held at Singapore Expo Hall 3 from 22-24 November 2019. iSMART, a showcase of the Automated document storage and delivery robotics solution, featuring KAZE’s GoldenRetriever Series Autonomous Mobile Robot. Document collection will be much easier in the future as the automated process will shorten the collection timing to no more than 2 minutes. Thank you to those who dropped by to learn more about the solution as well as other solutions by Ministry of Home Affairs Singapore to keep Singapore safe and secure. Check out the video here We had earlier supported ICA during their Annual Workplan Seminar. Read more here.  
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KAZE Autonomous Mobile Robots @ METALEX 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
24/11/2019
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Our AMRs were in action at METALEX 2019 that was held in Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC) from 20-23 November. It represented another win for us as we enable Smart and Flexible Automated Material Handling solutions for businesses in Thailand together with Frasers Property Thailand!   Fresh from ITAP, the GR-500DLR was showcasing its ability to navigate narrow aisles using LiDAR to automate material handling in production floors. The GR-200DLR and GR-20CP completed missions of delivering totes from point-to point, to bring the inventory to the employee.  
The GR-1500SRC displayed its ability to autonomously transport heavy loads from production floors to warehouses by tranporting pallets of bottled water for our visitors. The Smart Roller Conveyor traveled up and down the magnetic tape to transport items between conveyors to the AS/RS. PBART Deputy General Manager, U-gene Chan, also spoke at AI Forum at METALEX 2019 titled "Transporting Items with Ease with PBA’s Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR)". During which, he shared how robotics and automation can help manufacturers gain an edge.
 
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KAZE @ Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific 2019, Singapore
24/10/2019

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We were at Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific (ITAP) 2019 - a Hannover Messe Event, held in Singapore Expo from 22-24 October 2019. It was our biggest event we have participated thus far, with a total of 6 AMRs on display with the GR-100, GR-1500SRC and GR-1500UPS making its first public appearance during a trade exhibition. The GR-200DLR and GR-500DLR was showcasing how it can automate production floors and its ability to navigate narrow aisles and perform dynamic navigation, switching to and fro LiDAR and QR code navigation. The GR-1500SRC and GR-1500UPS also displayed its ability to autonomously transport heavy loads from production floors to warehouses. The Smart Roller Conveyor traveled up and down the magnetic tape to transport items between conveyors to the AS/RS. We were also featured on Channel News Asia. Check out the page here. For those who missed us, check out our upcoming events and like our FB page to be updated. PS: We will also be at Home Team Festival 2019, happening 22-24 November 2019 at Singapore Expo Halls 2 & 3
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