Samay Kohli is the Global CEO and Co-Founder of GreyOrange, a multinational robotics companyheadquartered atSingapore.Today, the success of the company speaks volumes with GreyOrange bagging huge market sharein the industrial warehouse automation industry and established officesin India, Singapore, Europe, USA and Japan. Samay’skey focus in the company includesglobal expansion, business diversification and establishing GreyOrange a leader in industrial automation across the world.
GreyOrange is a multinational technology company that designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotics systems for automation in distribution and fulfilment centers.With offices in India, Japan, Germany, Singapore and the United States, and three state-of-the-art R&D centers in India, the United States and Singapore, the company is supported by a strong network of strategic partners for sales and site support across major global hubs. The company has developed a strong multi industry expertise, withan unprecedented success across ecommerce, omni-channel and store fulfilment for electronics, home improvement, fashion, auto spares etc. With over 70 installations globally, some of the largest players are already making a difference in their supply chain with GreyOrange marquee solutions. Some key names include XPO Logistics Inc (USA), Nitori Holdings, Trusco and Daiwa Group(Japan), Zalando (Europe), Ninja Van (Singapore), Pos Indonesia (Indonesia), Flipkart, Aramex, DTDC (India).
Under Samay’s leadership the company has expanded leaps and bounds across geographies and industries, making the first ever industrial robotics company to raise $140mn in a fundraise in the world. The company has successfully made inroads to North America last year with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and R&D centre at Boston. The company is already working towards deploying 5000 mobile robots for XPO Logistics Inc. at its various international logistics sites acrossNorth America, and Europe.
Samay has been a keynote speaker at several prominent conferences includingProMat, ShopTalk, Emtech India, Start-up India, Nasscom’s Engineering Summit, The Unilever Foundry, Surge CII Innovation Summit etc. He has been recognized by Forbes’ 30 under 30 and Fortune’s 40 under 40 success stories many times. He has also been awarded as an Innovator in MIT Technology Review’s global list of “35 Innovators under 35” in 2017.
In his earlier days, Samay has led the team and created one of India’s first indigenously created humanoid robots, AcYut, in 2007. He has represented India in prestigious robotics competitions across 13 countries and is gold medalist at the RoboGames (formerly ROBOlympics), San Francisco in 2009, at the age of 20. Since then, Samay has also been involved in robotic workshops at many international educational institutions such as Stanford University, Louisiana University, MIT, IITs, IIIT, NITs and many more.
Samay is an alumnus of BITS Pilani, graduate in Economics and Mechanical Engineering.