A new startup Dot, based in Gurgaon-is providing green logistics services for the first and last mile connectivity. It began in 2015 and is an arm of Green Valley Energy Ventures, which is largely into energy advisory, logistics and technical solutions for supply chain management. Green Valley Energy Ventures is currently operating a 1,320-mw thermal plant in Visakhapatnam in Andhra.
Dot is catering the logistics industry that is growing very fast and is expected to treble to USD 3 billion over the next few years from now. The company’s aim is to provide end-to-end solutions in the entire delivery chain and is eyeing over Rs. 360 crore revenue by 2020 as it plans to expand its operations to 30 cities.
Dot managing director Vineet Mehra, informed that dot has now expanded its scope to include food, e-commerce, merchandise apart from also exploring other sectors like cold storage, pharma and waste management logistics.
Mehra added that at the technology front, they are developing scalable products using machine learning and artificial intelligence. ‘’Our growth plans are very futuristic which will include introduction of electric buses in the major metros. We are currently present in 22 cities and we want to take it to 30 soon,” he said.
The company has so far invested about USD 2.5 million, and they are talking to venture capitalists for growth funds.
The company has Dot, which works on a plug and play model and is sector agnostic, has clients like Amazon, Blue Dart, DHL, Aramex, Grofers, Natures Basket, Lenskart etc in the e-commerce sector and McDonalds, FreshMenu, Burger King, KFC, Pita-Pit, Faasos, Bercos among others in the food-tech sector.
The company began its journey with e-bikes first and then e-rickshaws ferrying people to their workplaces.