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Launching the Second Field Test for a Delivery Service that Utilizes Automated Delivery Robots ~Conducting the very first trial run in Japan for a remotely monitored delivery operation that involves the participation of multiple companies~

2022.01.26

ENEOS Holdings, Inc.(President and Representative Director: Katsuyuki Ota; hereinafter “ENEOS”), ZMP Inc. (President and Representative Director: Hisashi Taniguchi; hereinafter “ZMP”) and anyCarry Inc. (President and Representative Director: Hidenobu Kosaki; hereinafter “anyCarry”) are pleased to announce that they will launch a field test for a delivery service that utilizes automated delivery robots in the Tsukuda, Tsukishima and Kachidoki areas of Chuo-ku, Tokyo from February 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022. This will be the very first trial run in Japan for a remotely monitored delivery operation that involves the participation of multiple companies.

Following the first field test※ that we conducted in February 2021, the purpose of this second field test is to assess the economic feasibility of the delivery business. During the first field test, we conducted test runs to identify issues associated with DeliRo®, the automated delivery robot provided by ZMP to perform the delivery, and assess its technological feasibility. Through the field test, we were able to confirm the effectiveness of the order and delivery platform that we integrated with DeliRo.

In this second field test, we will conduct test runs for a remotely monitored delivery operation on public roads using two DeliRos, each of which will be stationed at a different site, along with many participating business partners (delivery destinations) within an expanded delivery area. The operational infrastructure and the service that is to be provided as part of this field test will be in line with the actual business that we plan to implement, so that we can assess the feasibility of the business. Our goal is to establish a delivery service that is designed for a variety of businesses rather than for a specific one, and this field test will be the very first trial run in Japan for a remotely monitored delivery operation that involves the participation of multiple companies. Further, we are also looking into the possibility of operating the service during night shift hours in the future because it is difficult to secure manpower during those hours; as such, we plan to a conduct test run for late night operations on February 18 (Fri).

As for the two locations where the DeliRos will be stationed, Dr. Drive Tsukishima SS (Address: 2-18-8 Tsukuda, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) that is operated by TOSHIN-ENERGY Co., Ltd. (President: Shintaro Hike, hereinafter referred to as “TOSHIN-ENERGY”), will continue to cooperate with us in the same manner as that during the previous field test. The other location will be “Tsukishima-sou” (address: 2-18-8 Tsukuda, Chuo-ku, Tokyo), a shared corporate dormitory operated by Inui Global Logistics Co., Ltd. (President: Yasuyuki Inui, hereinafter referred to as “Inui Global Logistics”).Through utilizing these two locations, we will cover an expanded delivery area.

As the demand for delivery services expands, the three companies aim to launch a reliable and secure delivery service that will contribute to solving the issues related to the shortage of delivery staff in fiscal year 2023 or later.

※Announced on January 28, 2021
Launching the First Field Test in Japan for a Delivery Service that Utilizes Automated Robots for Delivery from Multiple Stores
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-A field test was conducted from February 8, 2021 to February 26, 2021 to assess the technical feasibility and identify issues
-We confirmed the effectiveness of the order and delivery platform that we integrated with the DeliRo system

<What is different from the first field test>

-The goal of the field test has been changed from the assessment of technical feasibility to the assessment of economic feasibility
-The method of operating DeliRo has been changed from proximity monitoring to remote monitoring
-The number of sites where the automatic delivery robot, DeliRo, is to be stationed has been increased from one to two (one robot for each location).
-Expansion of the delivery area
-(In addition to Tsukuda and Tsukishima, the Kachidoki area will be covered, increasing the total number of apartment units in the delivery area from approximately 1,000 to approximately 5,000)
-Increase in the number of participating business partners (from 11 to 25 stores)
-Conducting a test run for late night operations (on Friday, February 18 at 24:00 through 7:00 of the following day)

<Overview of the Field Test>

Period Duration of the Field Test: February 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022 (*)
Hours of Operation: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (tentative)
*We plan to operate during night shift hours (24:00 to 7:00) on February 18 (Fri)
*In the event of inclement weather, the delivery service by robots will not be available
*Please note that the method of operation, etc., are subject to change upon further discussion with the relevant government agencies
Delivery Area Delivery Destination: Apartments within the Tsukuda, Tsukishima and Kachidoki areas of Chuo-ku, Tokyo that are accessible (approximately 5,000 units)
The Location of the Robot Dr. Drive Tsukishima SS
(Operated by TOSHIN-ENERY, 2-18-8 Tsukuda, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Shared corporate dormitory “Tsukishima-sou”
(Operated by Inui Global Logistics, 3-26-4 Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Execution Details We will receive orders from the target residents through a platform that we will jointly develop with anyCarry, and we will deliver the orders using the delivery robot “DeliRo”.
The Roles of Each Company ZMP: Provide the “DeliRo” delivery robot system and support related to operating the robot, etc.
anyCarry: Develop an order and delivery platform
ENEOS: Own, store and operate the delivery robot “DeliRo” and operate the order and delivery platform
TOSHIN-ENERGY: Provide the location for stationing and charging the robots
Inui Global Logistics: Provide the location for stationing and charging the robots
Restaurants and Retail Stores: Operate their stores, sell their products, etc.

<Logos of companies of Restaurants and Retail Stores>

<Photos>

DeliRo stationed at Dr. Drive Tsukishima SS
DeliRo driving on public roads

For inquiries about this project, please contact the following:

Public Relations ENEOS Holdings, Inc. Public Relations Department
TEL:03-6257-7150
E-mail:pr@eneos.com
ZMP Inc. (Contact: Takafuji)
TEL:03-5802-6901
E-mail:robociting@zmp.co.jp
anyCarry Inc. (Contact: Hirose)
TEL:080-4104-7711
E-mail:hirose@anycarry.co.jp

Flyer of the Field Test
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