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GreyOrange’s Samay Kohli recognized as an Honoree of MIT Technology Review’s 2016 Innovators under 35 List
August 24, 2016 Disrupting the traditional supply chain operations through robotic automation
June 20, 2016 Will supply robots to the highly promising Retail, Consumer & Packaged goods and e-Commerce industries
Feb 26, 2016 Places India for the first time on the global robotics map
Feb 2016 Samay Kohli was invited to write an opinion article on Logistics Insights Asia magazine. This was published in the January-March 2016 edition.
Feb 17, 2016 Robotics startup Grey Orange Pte Ltd (“GreyOrange”) today announced that Nalin Advani has joined the company as CEO (Asia Pacific & Japan).
Jan 27, 2016 India-based robotics startup Grey Orange Pte Ltd (“GreyOrange”) has signed a partnership agreement with Japanese e-commerce logistics provider GROUND Inc. Under the agreement, GROUND Inc will become an exclusive provider of the GreyOrange Butlers in Japan. In addition, GreyOrange has made a strategic investment in GROUND Inc. and will be appointing two representatives to sit on GROUND Inc’s board of directors.
October 19, 2015 GreyOrange co-founders Samay Kohli and Akash Gupta share more than just their alma mater. Mechanical engineers by degree, these two BITS Pilani graduates hail from middle class families and both of them are hard-core robotics enthusiasts. While still in college, the duo created India’s first Humanoid that won several medals at RoboGames (San Francisco) and also developed India’s first four humanoid robots Acyut1, 2, 3, 4 over a period of 3 years.
October 15,, 2016 As GreyOrange continues tremendous expansion in the India market, it has started looking at other markets like Middle East, North America and Europe.
August 14, 2015 GreyOrange wins top innovator in the first edition of Jio Economic Times Startup Awards. “The core team is pretty happy about it,” said CEO Samay Kohli, 29, on winning the ‘Top Innovator’ award. “We are very excited.”
August 11, 2015 GreyOrange raised $30 million in its second round of funding led by Tiger Global and Blume Ventures. The company plans to use the funds for international expansion to Japan and China and increase headcount in Hong Kong and Singapore to about 25 people each.
August 7, 2015 Growing at a scorching pace in India, e-commerce, retail and courier businesses are grappling for ways to meet customer requirements in a prompt and efficient manner. Warehouse managers struggling to keep pace with rapidly multiplying products and stock-keeping units now have a helping hand with a difference — automation solutions from Grey Orange.
July 17, 2015 GreyOrange is currently eying international expansion across geographies. The company has witnessed a lot of interest in markets like Japan and China and SE Asia. The robotics systems manufacturer has identified strategic partners in these and other markets. The company plans to build a robust product pipeline following the footsteps of these successful products.
July 10, 2015 GreyOrange – the automation company is addressing the warehouse automation market with their portfolio of material handling automation and technology products. The company’s current focus is on solving operational inefficiencies and manpower issues at distribution centers & warehouses for companies.
July 3, 2015 In an exclusive conversation with Indiaretailing, Samay Kohli, co-founder & CEO, GreyOrange, a warehousing solution providing company, holds forth on challenges and opportunities of the same-day-delivery promise.
June 22, 2015 It may be a case of carrying coal to Newcastle, but an Indian firm is gearing up to supply robots to Japan, a pioneer in robotics.
Gurgaon-based GreyOrange, which sells robots designed for warehouses and courier players, has signed up with a Japanese e-commerce firm to supply robots called ‘Butlers’, which will be supplied by its Singapore arm.The start-up also moved to Singapore last year to assemble ‘Butlers’ there to cater to the international market. ‘Butlers’, which were launched this year, are designed to fetch products from the racks and deliver these to human workforce in the supply chain.
May 16, 2015 Urgent need for automation also comes from the concept of seasonal rise in sales is fast getting obsolete, industry experts said. “For a month you have an iPhone model as a slow-selling product. Suddenly a retailer announces a heavy discount the next month and there is a major influx of orders. How do you suddenly get additional manpower to handle a spurt?” said Apurva Vadera, who heads operations at GreyOrange.
February 16, 2015 Ecommerce poses new challenges for the warehouse automation space. Samay Kohli, 28, and Akash Gupta, 25, are stepping in with a solution.Though they didn’t plan to set up shop in this field, Kohli’s proclivity for product development was evident in college.
April 29, 2014 GreyOrange received about Rs 54 crore in the round where two angel investors Raju Reddy and Dileep Nath also participated, said a person with direct knowledge of the developments.
Jan 15, 2013 “GreyOrange’s innovation, evidenced by development of their Butler System, taps into India’s fast growing retail sector and the boom in internet shopping. Such systems can change the traditional methods of trade. We also liked the focus on core tech – developing robotic based automated warehousing solutions is not far from rocket science – applied to the real and fast growing Indian e-commerce and retail sector,” Sanjay Nath, managing partner, Blume Ventures, said.