Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 1st June 2023 Issue no. 1067
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Avidbots partners with Compass to bring robotic automation to Canadian FM market
Avidbots has announced that Compass Group has purchased the Neo self-driving floor cleaning robot to enhance cleaning productivity and performance for its clients. The initial deployment is through the Eurest Services facilities management company for its education-based clients with deployment to other business units in 2018.
The Avidbots Neo integrates state of the art navigation technology with hardware that is designed for ease of use, longevity, serviceability, safety, and high productivity.
"The Neo has proven to be a cost-effective and productive tool for our operations team, allowing us to maintain our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation for our clients," says Paul Rocha, VP Operations for Eurest Services. "Compass Group is excited to offer this innovative technology to the many industries we serve, including education, healthcare, sports and leisure, defense, and commercial businesses."
Neo will allow Compass/Eurest to reduce costs, improve the productivity of the cleaning teams, and position themselves at the forefront of facilities management innovation. The autonomous robot handles the repetitive and tedious task of cleaning large floor areas, reducing worker fatigue and enhancing job satisfaction.
Neo is supported by an easy-to-use web portal that provides real-time and historical reporting, providing greater visibility into operations for cleaning teams.
Faizan Sheikh, CEO of Avidbots , says of the deal: "We are proud to partner with a leader in facilities management and look forward to helping Compass Group leverage the power of robotics for their many clients.
"Deploying the Neo to its diverse clients in order to enhance productivity and service compliments the Avidbots vision of bringing robots to everyday life to expand human potential."
The Avidbots Neo is currently deployed on five continents, servicing some of the world's leading shopping malls, airports, education facilities, healthcare centers, manufacturing sites and other commercial spaces, in such countries as Canada, US, France, Norway, UAE, Singapore, Japan and Australia. The company has a 40,000sq.ft operations facility with headquarters in Ontario, Canada.
Compass Group Canada is one of the country's leading foodservice and support services provider with over 25,000 associates working throughout the country. The company specialises in providing foodservices and support services across the core sectors including leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafes, schools, universities, seniors' residences and hospitals as well as remote camps and off shore oil rigs.
With over 550,000 associates worldwide, parent company, UK-based Compass Group, has been named in the Forbes Global 2000 - World's Best Employer list for 2017. Compass Group had revenues of £22.9 billion in the fiscal year ended 30th September, 2017.
www.avidbots.com / www.compassgroup.com
12th July 2018