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GreyOrange to install ‘advanced’ sorters across Asia in anticipation of world’s busiest shopping days

GreyOrange Robotics says it is installing advanced sorters across Asia, from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines, ahead of world’s busiest shopping days.

New installations of sortation systems in Riyadh, Mumbai and Manila to manage large surge in volumes for Singles Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

GreyOrange, a specialist robotics and warehouse automation company, plans the installations of its newest Linear Sorters in several locations across Asia; in Saudi Arabia, India and the Philippines. 

Equipped with “advanced software”, these high-speed Linear Sorters will deliver the flexibility and scalability required by retail, fast-moving consumer goods, e-commerce and third-party logistics operators to manage high volumes for e-commerce and omnichannel distribution.

These companies anticipate and have planned to cope with the high volumes over the next months for the ongoing festive season around Diwali and the world’s biggest ecommerce event – Singles Day on 11 November.

Logistics operators across Asia are expecting that the surge in volumes would follow through Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales at the end of November, and through the Christmas and year-end shopping season.

In Riyadh, a leading express courier company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has acquired the latest sortation system from GreyOrange for its customised configurations; as such automation contributes immensely in improving productivity in managing parcels for distribution across the Middle East.

One of the world’s leading FMCG companies in India, has deployed a high-end GreyOrange sortation system at its distribution center near Mumbai. The company specialises in Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products and numerous brands.

The Sorter will handle some of its categories including leading household brands. It will result in faster fulfilment and reduce turnaround times.

Nalin Advani, CEO – Asia-Pacific, GreyOrange says: “The growth in e-commerce across Asia has taken many by surprise. With annual growth rates of 12-18 percent in many markets, e-commerce and third-party logistics operations need Sorters that can deliver the high performance they want in terms of throughput and the versatility of a scalable and responsive supply chain.”

Another unique sortation system has been installed in a large distribution center near Mumbai. It is mainly used as an Order Consolidation Item Sorter for fashion store retail distribution to over 1000 stores in India. This single Sorter performs double duty sorting for both its inbound load as well as consolidating the outbound load.

In the Philippines, one of the country’s fastest growing logistics company that provides innovative solutions for e-commerce payments and deliveries, has installed a GreyOrange sortation system to handle its fast-growing volume of parcels. At this central facility in Manila, the sorter will auto-sort the parcels for 480 destinations and hubs across the Philippines.