Godrej & Boyce scales up automated supply chain solutions in unison with its JV partner Körber

A joint venture between Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, and Germany-based Körber Supply Chain has pioneered the role of intralogistics across different sectors by offering differentiated automation solutions. Godrej Körber exceeded order intake targets with order books full in FY22 and the business further eyes 18% growth in the next 5 years owing to its successful coalition with global player Körber Supply Chain.

Since the pandemic, the industry has witnessed a major shift towards adoption of automation. The global warehouse automation market is expected to grow to US$19.5 billion by FY25 and the pandemic has further underscored the significance of the segment. This, in addition to Asia emerging as a development engine for supply chain automation, Körber Supply Chain intends to increase investments in India through its Indian subsidiary, Godrej Körber in FY23.

Godrej Körber Supply Chain has achieved market growth with increased market share as a result of their strong collaboration and response to the Make-In-India policies by the government. The targeted ambitious market share is 25% by FY 2025. Due to the growth of the manufacturing sector, development of organised 3PLs, Pharma, retail, e-commerce, and food service businesses, as well as shifting consumption patterns, the government is investing in cold chain and cold storage facilities. Considering this, Godrej Körber is focussing on bulk handling in the automation industry, for leading private players as well as public-private partnership projects. Godrej & Boyce and Körber Supply Chain shared their ambitious plan to engineer automated solutions and build a self-reliant intralogistics sector in India. The business dominates a market size worth 4000 crores.

Suunil Dabral, Senior Vice President and Business Head, Godrej Körber stated, “Godrej Körber is a system integrator and provides a broad array of automation solutions, including stacker cranes and shuttle based AS/RS solutions that let you fully control the storage of all palletised commodities without the need for manual handling, conveyors, and rail-guided vehicle systems that quickly and efficiently link even far-off places in the warehouses, autonomous robotics based solutions and IT solutions like WCS and WMS to run these systems for delivering best performance. By offering an unmatched depth and breadth of technologies and expertise, we aim to conquer supply chain complexity across sectors in India.”

Win Thian Chai, Chief Executive Officer, Körber Supply Chain (Asia) said, “Körber intends to outpace both local and global projections for intralogistics growth. Our partnership with Godrej & Boyce will enable us to work together to accomplish this goal. We want to be recognised as a systems Integrator that provides material handling solutions with sustainable technologies by improving the warehouse performances at lowest cost of ownership and enabling waste reduction and damages in the warehouses. We are optimistic that Godrej Körber would effectively translate our business ambitions into our customers’ success.”

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