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KAZE on Channel News Asia: Smart Industry Readiness Index
22/10/2019
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  1. Channel News Asia
  Our AMRs, GR-200DLR and GR-500DLR was featured on CNA, showcasing its obstacle avoidance technology and reporter Cheryl Goh, shared on how our AMRs are automating businesses' material handling needs. This was taken at our booth during Industrial Transformation - Asia Pacific 2019 (a Hannover Messe Event). CEO Derrick was interviewed and shared his thoughts on Smart Industry Readiness Index, the Economic Development Board (EDB) report on the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. Check out the video on the link above.
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KAZE X Menam Mechanika MoU signing
03/10/2019
PBA Robotics (Thailand) partners with Menam Mechanika บริษัท แม่น้ำเมคคานิกา จำกัด to provide turnkey solutions for Warehouse Automation. Menam Mechanika is one of Thailand’s most established local players and we are excited to work with them to enable Robotics and Automation in the region. Together with Frasers Property Thailand (FPT), formerly known as TIKON, and our new partner, we hope to reach out to more businesses and implement smarter and flexible material handling solutions. For more information, drop us an email at [email protected] View more photos here.
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Group CHRO on Channel 8 News - Ageing Workforce
21/08/2019
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  1. Mediacorp Channel 8 (Mandarin)
PBA Group Chief Human Resource Officer Wilson Hon discusses the impacts of an ageing workforce and stresses the importance of lifelong learning. The conversation was fresh off Singapore's National Day Rally when PM Lee announced the raising of retirement age to 67.  Wilson shared on the company's HR practices such as flexible working arrangements and reshaping roles, to leverage experiences of senior employees. Our AMRs were showcased as well as our partners RACE (Robotics Automation Centre of Excellence). Watch the video to find out more.
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KAZE @ METALTECH and AUTOMEX 2019, KL, Malaysia
13/06/2019
Our GR-20M was in action at METALTECH and AUTOMEX 2019 that was held in Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) from 10-13 June. The GoldenRetriever Manipulator transported multiple small boxes to different workstations autonomously. Our AMR is excellent in extending the utility and flexibility of a traditional robotic arm by providing a mobile base for it to autonomously serve multiple workstations.
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KAZE on The Straits Times: Automated Document Delivery and Storage
11/05/2019
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  1. The Straits Times
  2. Channel News Asia
  KAZE is proud to have developed the proof of concept for automated document delivery and storage robotics application to collect passports and Identification Cards (ICs)! The solution featured our GR-200DLR AMR working together with PBA-Hanwha HCR Series Cobot arm and was one of the highlights at Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Annual Workplan Seminar held at NUS University Cultural Centre on Friday, 10 May 2019. The proof of concept, was developed in partnership with ST Engineering. The robotics system, iSMART, is designed to store and deliver the documents securely using robotics, and documents collection will become more convenient, hassle-free, and faster. The automated processes will shorten the duration for collecting each document to no more than 15 minutes, with plans being drawn up by ICA to create a 24-hour Integrated Services Centre. Speaking at ICA’s Annual Workplan Seminar, Singapore’s Home Affairs and Law Minister K.Shanmugam said the centre will be located in a new 10-storey building adjacent to the existing ICA Building. By 2023, Singaporeans will be able to use self-service kiosks that use biometric technology instead of having to make appointments to meet an ICA Officer.
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PBA x Frasers Property Thailand (FPT) Joint Venture signing
24/04/2019
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  1. Frasers
  Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited ("FPT" or formerly known as TICON) forms a 51-49 joint venture in a partnership with PBA Group. Mr. Sopon Racharaksa, President of FPT, said "The introduction of 'Smart Solutions' business, since 2018, aims to add value to our customers through the use of transformative technology and innovative solutions. PBA Group has developed full suites of robotics and automation solutions such as specialized material handling, automated forklifts, automated guided vehicle, robots, and collaborative robots, which have been proven and widely used in various industries across Southeast Asia markets. Driven by technology transformation under Industry 4.0 era, the industrial robotics industry in Thailand has expanded dramatically over the past decade. The size of Thailand's shipments of industrial robots is estimated to increase by 133% from 2,131 units in 2013 to 7,500 units in 2018 . The growth in market demand was prompted by declining robots and automation prices, rising e-commerce demand, increasing modernisation of warehouses, and the government's initiatives to drive the use of robotics and automation. This strategic partnership aims to meet the increasing demand of industrial robotic and automation, building on the strength of both parties, leveraging on FPT's market leadership in Thailand and PBA Group technology-driven solutions." Mr. Derrick Yap, Chief Executive Officer, PBA Group, said "As a leading robotics and automation enabler in Southeast Asia, PBA Group is positioned as a technology partner who helps businesses in the Industry 4.0 economy. PBA Group's core capabilities includes the development of a full suite of solutions in factory and warehouse automation. PBA Group is honored to partner FPT to offer robotics and automation solutions in Thailand. FPT is a reputable real estate group in Thailand with extensive knowledge of the industry. PBA Group will bring together robotics and automation know-how to offer added value to customers in Thailand to ensure a successful partnership. We believe that Thailand has the potential to continue to be a high-growth market for the next decade. For many industries, robotics and automation are no longer an option, but a necessity for players to remain competitive. There is an important opportunity to develop local capabilities to serve the growing demand for automation systems in Thailand. RACE Academy, PBA Group's independent training academy, is committed to the education and promotion of robotics, automation, and digital manufacturing facilities. The educational program will be launched to uplift the automation ecosystem by training and re-skilling workforce for this industry. Participants will be able to learn about manufacturing automation and digital technologies through mentorship and applied training drawing on real-world projects. The RACE Academy program is planned under the collaboration with Thailand's leading university ." "FPT will combine knowledge of our strategic partner and design capabilities in industrial property to create unique offerings to our customers. We believe that real estate services are no longer confided to providing the building facilities, but also to create valuable experiences and comprehensive solutions for customers. This partnership represents the beginning of a new chapter for robotics and automation solutions in factory and warehouse." Mr. Sopon said.
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KAZE in Bridge magazine: Enabling Industry 4.0
01/04/2019
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  1. EDB
  KAZE was featured in EDB Bridge magazine for its role in enabling Industry 4.0 by providing automated warehouse solutions.
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KAZE @ Asia Warehousing Show 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
27/03/2019
Our GR-200DLR and GR-20CP was in action at Asia Warehousing Show 2019 that was held in Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC) from 25-27 March. The GR-200DLR was showcasing how the Deck Lift AMR lift shelves weighing up to 200kg to bring the inventory to the employee. In addition, visitors were able to order drinks of their choice from a tablet, of which the GR-20CP would then accurately retrieve the tote box that contains the order and deliver it to the visitor. These SKUs can be customised to your operational needs to move your business smarter.
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KAZE on Lianhe Zaobao: Business landscape in Robotics and Automation (R&A)
04/02/2019
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  1. Lianhe Zaobao
  In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao, CEO of KAZE, Derrick Yap shared his thoughts on the business landscape in Robotics and Automation (R&A) and is optimistic about the market and potential of robotics – particularly Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs).  With steady Industry 4.0 advancements in the areas of smart manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT), digitalization, robotics and automation, local SMEs are facing the pressure to keep pace with these disruptions. As a local industry player, Derrick said that he understands the resistance faced in the process of adopting advanced technology into their business operations and further shared his aim about bringing SMEs together, in which the collective cooperation will allow the Singapore business entities to get on the international market and acquire a share of the bigger orders.
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