Genrobotics Innovations, makers of Bandicoot, India’s first manhole cleaning robot that has received international accolades, is foraying into the global market by setting up a futuristic plant to augment production of its various products.
The Kerala-based startup launched by a group of enterprising students is setting up its manufacturing and research & development facility in Palakkad district.
P Rajeeve, the minister for industries, law and coir, laid the foundation for the plant in the Investment Zone of the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation at Kanjikode last evening.
Malampuzha MLA A Prabhakaran and Tony G. Thomas, Co-founder of Zoho Corporation, were chief guests at the ceremony.
Manoj Kumar Agarwal, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at SEAFund; Anil Joshi, Founder and Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures; R Prasanth, General Manager, KSIDC; Jose Kurian Mundakkal, Deputy General Manager, KSIDC, and Anush Joseph, Deputy Manager also attended.
Last year, the founders of Genrobotics were listed on The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2023 for bringing positive changes through their cutting-edge solutions, a first for Kerala.
The prestigious publication also listed Genrobotic Innovations among the top 200 companies with global business potential.
Directors of Genrobotics, Vimal Govind MK, Rashid K, Arun George and Nikhil NP, who were in attendance, said the enhanced manufacturing facility would strengthen their commitment to providing humanistic robotic solutions.
The Thiruvananthapuram-based startup, which is primarily renowned for its sewage-cleaning ‘bandicoot’ robot, provides service to leading companies in the sectors of oil, natural gas, health and sanitation. Top players such as Anand Mahindra and Soho India have invested in the 2018-founded Genrobotics.
The company now has a presence in four countries and 19 Indian states and 3 UT’s, providing a permanent solution to the scourge of manual scavenging of sewers banned in India.
Currently, Genrobotics has a robot-manufacturing unit in KSIDC’s 7,300 square-feet investment zone at Kanjikode. So far, the company has produced 356 robots. The new factory complex is coming up on 1.25 acres of the land. Its completion is expected to bring huge investments and massive job opportunities.
Medical and mobility is another vital sector of Genrobotics. The startup’s ‘G Gaiter’ is an advanced AI-powered robotic gait trainer for people who lost mobility due to stroke, spinal injury, accidents, Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions to recover faster with minimal dependency on others. The technology-driven products of the company ensure world-class neuro-rehabilitation treatment for patients with limited mobility.