Warehouses are increasingly automating their operations due to the pandemic, which is reshaping the way business is done in the post-Covid world. With the virus triggering a reverse migration of labourers from urban centres and the need for social distancing becoming a necessity, FMCG, e-grocery, e-commerce and pharma industries are heavily investing in automation.
According to industry analysts, the trend will continue for the next 3-5 years. During the lockdown, Addverb Technologies saw a 300% surge in number of enquiries concerning automation, and was able to increase its order book by 3 times as compared to the pre-Covid levels. In terms of enquiries, the company, which has 75 companies as its clients, added over 20 new ones such as Flipkart, Colgate-Palmolive, Diageo, J K Tyres in the last six months. It also managed to generate business with existing key clients like Reliance, HUL, Marico, Amazon etc.