Promoting Wider Use of On-site Logistics Automation Solutions

TOKYO—MOL PLUS (Representative: Takuya Sakamoto; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) today announced its intent to invest in Rapyuta Robotics Co., Ltd. (CEO: Gajan Mohanarajah; Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo), a developer of robotics platforms.

With the vision “Making robotics attainable and useful for anyone”, Rapyuta Robotics develops and operates next-generation robotics platforms adopting group control AI solutions (Note 1). Anticipating that Rapyuta Robotics will make a great contribution to addressing issues such as the digital transformation (DX) and labor shortage in the logistics industry, MOL PLUS will participate in financing the company’s business. In addition, it will promote a partnership through MOL Group. Looking to the future, MOL Group aims to promote automation in ocean shipping and logistics by making full use of Rapyuta Robotics’s AI group control technology and robot development/operation know-how as well as its track records of adopting robotics in land transportation logistics.

MOL PLUS continually works to generate synergetic effects based on startup companies’ innovative ideas and technologies and MOL Group’s resources through investment in and collaboration with startups, aiming to create new businesses PLUS new value for the ocean shipping industry and society.