Lexington, Massachusetts (January 21, 2020)
Berkshire Grey, a robotics and AI company delivering retail, ecommerce, and logistics fulfillment automation to global Fortune 100 companies, today announced it has raised $263 million in Series B financing with SoftBank, Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Canaan participating.
This capital will fuel Berkshire Grey’s global expansion, acquisitions, and team growth as the company solidifies its position as the leading provider for AI and robotics solutions. As Berkshire Grey customers compete in a world dominated by new consumer expectations, labor shortages, and competitive pressure, the company’s robotics solutions significantly accelerate the transformation of customers’ logistics operations.
“Our customers from leading enterprises in retail, ecommerce, and logistics are selecting Berkshire Grey as a competitive differentiator,” said Tom Wagner, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Berkshire Grey. “With our intelligent robotic automation, our clients see faster and more efficient supply chain operations that enable them to address the wants of today’s savvy consumer.”
Berkshire Grey deploys intelligent robotic solutions to automate tasks never before performed by machines in commercial settings. Berkshire Grey solutions automatically pick, pack, and sort individual items, inner packs, cases, and parcels to automate omni-channel warehouse and distribution operations. Through first-in-class technologies in artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, advanced sensing, novel gripping, and robotics, Berkshire Grey solutions handle the broadest assortment of products, packaging, and parcels – and all while continuously improving speed and performance through autonomous learning. Berkshire Grey’s customers typically optimize picking labor costs in break pack and ecommerce operations by 70% to 80% and improve throughput by 25% to 35%.
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Berkshire Grey helps customers radically change the essential way they do business by combining AI and robotics to automate omni-channel fulfillment. Berkshire Grey solutions are a fundamental engine of change that transform pick, pack, and sort operations to deliver competitive advantage for enterprises serving today’s connected consumers. Berkshire Grey customers include Global 100 retailers and logistics service providers. More information is available at www.berkshiregrey.com.