GreyOrange and Ninja Van partner on advanced sortation system for high volume last-mile delivery

GreyOrange and Ninja Van partner on advanced sortation system for high volume last-mile delivery

Singapore, 9 February 2017 - GreyOrange and Ninja Van have announced the commission of their first high-speed advanced Sortation System capable of handling 6000 parcels an hour at the Singapore hub of Ninja Van, Southeast Asia's fastest growing last-mile logistics company. Recognised as one of the world's Top 50 Robotics Companies by Robotics Business Review, GreyOrange, headquartered in Singapore, specialises in the design, manufacture and deployment of advanced robotics and automation systems for distribution and fulfilment centres.
Nalin Advani, CEO, GreyOrange Asia-Pacific said, "The Linear Sorter has been tried and tested by many of Asia's leading ecommerce and logistics companies and we are proud to welcome Ninja Van to this family.  Both our companies share a similar history in recent years operating in a fast-paced logistics industry that has seen explosive growth in ecommerce and last mile delivery. We know what Ninja Van wants and are looking forward to installing the complete system within the next weeks."
Tan Bo Xian, Co-founder and COO, Ninja Van Southeast Asia said, “At Ninja Van, technology is always at the heart of everything we do, and we are always looking to optimise and automate processes to improve efficiencies. We have been studying a solution such as this since our early days, and are happy to have grown to the point where our volumes well justify the investment. The GreyOrange Sortation system allows us to operate round the clock with a much leaner team of staff, reducing labour costs significantly. We are also pleased that the line is very compact, optimising space utilisation while increasing productivity."

The proprietary embedded system of the GreyOrange Linear Sorter combines advanced software and two lines of high-speed sortation conveyors capable of sorting thousands of parcels in various shapes and sizes including polybags, plus irregular and fragile packages. The system starts at the Auto-spacer where sensors determine how the parcels are spread to ensure gaps between the parcels are even. Each parcel is then identified by 1D or 2D barcodes where both its gross and volumetric weights are automatically recorded, before it quickly moves along the high-speed conveyor which sorts the parcels according to dispatch time, destination and other parameters as determined at different times of the day, including service levels such as same-day and next-day delivery.
Photo Caption – (right to left)
Nalin Advani, CEO, GreyOrange Asia-Pacific;
Tan Bo Xian, Co-founder and COO, Ninja Van Southeast Asia;
Sriram Sridhar, Business Development Manager, GreyOrange Asia-Pacific

Photo Caption – (Left to right)
Tan Bo Xian, Co-founder and COO, Ninja Van Southeast Asia;
Nalin Advani, CEO, and Sriram Sridhar, Business Development Manager, GreyOrange Asia-Pacific

About GreyOrange
GreyOrange is a multinational technology company that designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotics systems for automation at warehouses, distribution and fulfilment centres. With deep domain expertise, world class hardware and software engineering and the passion to solve complex business problems, the company is advancing the way logistics and supply chain processes across the world are being optimized. Founded in 2011, GreyOrange is headquartered in Singapore with offices in Hong Kong, Japan, India, Germany and UAE, and a state-of-the-art Research and Development centre in Gurgaon, India. To know more, visit
About Ninja Van
Launched in 2014 and headquartered in Singapore, Ninja Van is Southeast Asia’s fastest growing technology-driven last-mile logistics company, powering businesses with innovative transport solutions. Passionate about breaking the bottlenecks in logistics in SEA, Ninja Van currently has operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
With an in-depth understanding of e-commerce, modern consumers and the need to create open, honest and seamless customer experiences, the company seeks to deliver innovative and scalable logistics solutions to businesses of all sizes.

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