InVia Robotics has been named a “Cool Vendor” on the 2022 Gartner Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Technology list.
Gartner, based in Stamford, Connecticut, delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Its guidance and tools allow for faster decisions and a stronger performance on the priorities of its clients.
InVia Robotics, based in Westlake Village, makes small robots used in e-commerce warehouses.
InVia’s system combines AI-driven optimization software with autonomous mobile robots. Together they manage inventory, orders and labor assignments and automate fulfillment tasks including picking, replenishing, putaway, and cycle counting, according to a release from the company.
The inVia Picker robots autonomously retrieve items and bring them to a stationary picker, who is directed by inVia PickMate software to scan the items, place them in an order bin and scan the bin.
Lior Elazary, co-founder and chief executive of the Conejo Valley-based company, said that his firm builds practical technology that solves real issues warehouse face daily.
“Receiving recognition (from Gartner) that our technology delivers value to customers is extremely gratifying,” Elazary said in a statement. “It’s exciting to see how our unique way of solving problems is helping retailers reshape their operations to keep up with their customers’ changing needs.”
InVia was founded in 2015 by Elazary and two business partners. The company has more than 400 robots working in e-commerce warehouses.
In July, the company received the Top Supply Chain projects award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a publication focused on the global supply-chain industry.