From the busy road that surrounds area 34 Gurugram does not really resemble a warming for the robotic revolution.
This is a dystopian confusion of glass-fronted buildings, roadside cabins and a cold flow, thereby completely obscuring the order search and efficiency here.
Inside a new office building, there are still unoccupied workstations in stages two and a half leased GreyOrange.
Robotics company founded in the shopping center on the outskirts of New Delhi in 2011 is preparing to welcome new employees, and a wave of new business through its doors.
Five-minute high-tech robotic car Systemz, another local company that focuses on industrial automation, there is a similar air of anticipation.
The two companies expect common development, but the result: for the tax on goods and services of India to promote the country’s storage industry.
“Our pre-GST market size was 300 million – $ 500 million per year,” said Samay Kohli, co-founder and CEO of GreyOrange. Now, he said, the six-year company, which includes Tiger Global Ventures, and Blume among its investors, seeing the opportunity at least 6 billion.
For Hi-Tech, the overall target was about 3,000 robots at the end of 2022. However, the GST caused a reset. “I think we could address this target by 2020,” said Vijay Ritukar, the company’s chief technology officer and business strategy.
The reason for this is simple optimism. As GST encompasses a range of central and state taxes to transform India into a single market, it eliminates all changes in local tax rates that have forced companies to operate multiple warehouses in 29 states and seven union territories.
Structured mainly to avoid paying multiple installments for the same products, the storage network is now ready to rationalize to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
So, while their overall numbers fall, warehouses make much larger – four to ten times the size of current facilities – as companies realign their supply networks to serve larger areas of the country from a single center.
“I think the GST, half a million square feet, will be the minimum threshold where people are going to build,” Kohli said.
To operate these facilities efficiently and reliably, companies will have more than one skilled workforce.
Kohli, 30, started building robots in high school. The ship was much more serious after entering the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani.
Over five years in Pilani, Kohli has passed half the campus, mainly in robotics competitions. This helped the engineering school that they do not have minimum attendance requirements.
Led by good performances in international competitions and practice periods in the United States and Korea, Kohli and his high schooler Akash Gupta founded GrayOrange.
The company, now based in Singapore, was named this way because the two initially were not sure exactly what they wanted to build. The colors, they thought, were sure: Gray of wisdom (and gray hair), and orange for creativity and fun.
At the end of 2011, it was decided to focus on the storage industry, focusing on streamlining the retrieval process and sorting items into one system.