Expansion to Texas

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  • August 31, 2021
Expansion to Texas

Gatik Expands Operations into Texas, Opens New Autonomous Trucking Facility And Begins Deliveries for Multiple Customers


PALO ALTO, Calif. – August 31, 2021 – Gatik today announced it has expanded customer deployments in Texas and opened a new autonomous trucking facility in Fort Worth. The new facility serves as a hub for Gatik’s operations in Texas, enabling new and existing customers to take advantage of reduced supply chain costs, operational efficiencies and shorter delivery times on the Middle Mile. Gatik also announced today that it has raised $85 million in Series B funding, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), to scale its fleet of Class 3-6 Autonomous Box Trucks across new markets in North America.

Gatik is establishing a long-term presence in Texas. The company’s operations are anticipated to create over 500 new jobs by 2025, including operational, technical and business roles. Gatik’s medium duty trucks operate over twenty hours a day, seven days a week in Texas’ high-density market, which is ideally suited for goods movement in a multi-tenancy capacity. This enables Gatik to increase vehicle utilization and further maximize profit margins and supply chain efficiency for multiple customers. To support its expansion in the state, Gatik has partnered with the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ).

Gatik’s expansion to Texas signifies the fourth market in North America in which the company has deployed its fleet of Autonomous Box Trucks for retail customers, following the success of its operations in Arkansas and Louisiana with Walmart, and Ontario, Canada with Loblaw Companies Limited. In response to intensifying customer needs driven by an unprecedented rise in e-commerce, Gatik has deployed 20 foot and 26 foot multi-temperature Autonomous Box Trucks to facilitate real-time delivery of goods safely and sustainably.

“Dallas-Fort Worth is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading logistics centers in terms of innovation, sophisticated infrastructure and a highly-skilled workforce,” said Gautam Narang, CEO and Co-Founder, Gatik. “Combined with a dense customer base, a progressive and well-structured regulatory environment, and an ideal climate; bringing the advantages of our Middle Mile solution to customers in the Texas ecosystem was a very natural next step for us.”

“Texas continues to thrive as a place of unlimited economic opportunity and we are proud to welcome a cutting-edge company like Gatik to Fort Worth,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “This facility will bring hundreds of jobs to the region and will further establish the Lone Star State as a leader in innovation. Gatik’s investment is a testament to Texas’ strong economic climate, robust infrastructure, and our unrivaled workforce. Thank you to Gatik and AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone for their partnership to bring this facility to Fort Worth.”

“Gatik is the perfect partner for Hillwood in our efforts to accelerate emerging mobility technologies within the MIZ,” said Ross Perot, Jr., chairman of Hillwood. “As Gatik leads the way in autonomous middle mile delivery, their commitment to the MIZ will continue to position AllianceTexas as a global focal point in the commercialization of budding logistics solutions.”

“Gatik’s expansion into Texas comes at a time when demand for autonomous Middle Mile delivery has surpassed even the most confident predictions,” added Narang. “Rising costs, unreliable service levels and an increasingly pronounced driver shortage within traditional logistics networks have spurred overwhelming demand for Gatik’s autonomous technology.”

About Gatik

Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, is revolutionizing B2B logistics with autonomous transportation-as-a-service (ATaaS) and prioritizing safe, consistent deliveries and streamlining freight movement by reducing congestion. The company focuses on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 retailers and in 2021 launched the world’s first fully driverless commercial transportation service with Walmart. Gatik’s Class 3-7 autonomous box trucks are commercially deployed in multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas, and Ontario. Gatik is partnered with industry leaders including Ryder, Goodyear and Isuzu. Founded in 2017 by veterans of the autonomous technology industry, the company has offices in Mountain View, Dallas Fort Worth and Toronto.