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Chinese Editor: SGS EEC
Feb. 10, 2023, Shenzhen - VisionNav Robotics, the global supplier of autonomous industrial vehicles, and SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, announces their partnership. The two parties will deepen exploration and cooperation in testing, inspection, and certification. SGS will help VisionNav to provide global quality and certification guarantees for its digital and intelligent logistics equipment including AGV/AMR, autonomous forklifts, and autonomous tractors.
VisionNav and SGS at the partnership ceremony
Digital Upgrade and Logistics Safety to Expand the Future
In recent years, there have been waves of intelligent manufacturing. With the rapid growth of e-commerce and express delivery industries, the demand for the flexible and intelligent logistics and warehousing solutions have become urgent. The global enterprises feel the needs to upgrade and transform their intralogistics, the investment in intelligent logistics equipment such as AGV/AMR, autonomous forklifts, and autonomous tractors have show a rapid growth. At the same time, the international market has continuously leveled up the quality requirements of such products. The internationally authorized AGV/AMR safety standards such as ISO 3691-4, EN 1175, UL 3100, and UL 583 put forward strict risk point control, functional safety requirements for safety related control system, and comprehensive mechanical and electrical safety verification methods.
VisionNav and SGS at the partnership ceremony
Technology Empowers Logistics Automation to Lead the Future
"At present, as the technology of domestic intelligent logistics equipment becomes mature and stable, more and more enterprises enter overseas market. Due to the various developments of countries and regions around the world, the regulatory requirements, coordination standards, and the scope of product certification are inconsistent. As the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, SGS recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. SGS has always been at the forefront of the industry, actively participating in the formulation of international regulations and standards, and has a profound understanding of the requirements of standards. It can timely understand the development trend of the international market, and is committed to providing complete testing and certification solutions for the industry. The corporation between SGS and VisionNav will guarantee safety and compliance at each step of VisionNav’s development in autonomous driving platform and 5G communication, artificial intelligence, environmental perception, deep learning, and servo control technology.” said Hui Zhao, General Manager of SGS China C&P.
“In the era of Industry 4.0 driven by information technology including AI, robots, and big data, the traditional production mode has seen a big change. Logistics is an important part of the manufacturing industry. The waves of upgrading and iteration of autonomous mobile Vehicles, as well as the application expansion in internal logistics scenarios have improved the operational efficiency of manufacturing logistics which have profound impact on the manufacturing industry. Adhering to the goal of 'creating value for customers', VisionNav will Continuously improve the testing process and management system of the laboratory, promote R&D and application of safety and innovative technologies. Also, we will jointly study complex scenarios of logistics automation to create better human-machine collaboration experience, and to improve logistics efficiency and space utilization under the guidance of SGS.” said Jianhui Yang, product director of VisionNav Robotics.
SGS is the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co. Ltd. was founded in 1991 as a joint venture between SGS Group and China Standard Science and Technology Group. With an extensive network of 90 branches and more than 200 laboratories, we have more than 16,000 professionals working for us.
About VisionNav Robotics
VisionNav® Robotics is a global supplier of autonomous industrial vehicles and intralogistics automation solutions. Based on 5G networks, AI&Machine Learning, Environmental Perception, Deep Learning, and Servo Control technology, VisionNav has developed nine product series for full-stack scenarios to automate industry logistics. VisionNav has served more than 30 countries and deployed 350+ projects around the globe, and partners with 50+ Fortune 500 companies, covering auto manufacturing, tire, food, petrochemical, e-commerce, 3PL, pharmaceutical, and other industries.