Bengaluru: Flipkart, the e-commerce marketplace on Tuesday (March 19) said that it has introduced the country's first robot-based sortation technology, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), at its sortation facility in Bengaluru.

A statement from the Flipkart said that the company has introduced over 100 AGVs at its sortation facility in Soukya, Bengaluru, which helps in sorting packages by its pin code, leading to an increase in process efficiency.

"The Soukya set-up involves 100 plus self-guided bots that automatically sort packages to the right customer pin codes by identifying encoded information on each package," the statement said.

It added that the move would allow better throughput from an existing facility, removing the need for space expansion, and will enable the current human resources (allocated to the task) to be upskilled to do higher value-adding work "all at similar or lower cost".