Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 30th March 2023 Issue no. 1058
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SoftBank Robotics EMEA expands into Denmark
SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed distributor agreements with both Abena DK (service provider and knowledge centre) and Virena ApS (cleaning service provider) for different verticals in Denmark.
Under the agreement, the companies will now offer Whiz, Europe's first industrial cobotic vacuum sweeper, to its facility management and cleaning contractor clients.
Implementing Whiz into its cleaning operations will help its clients to significantly improve cleaning performance, improve air quality and drive operational efficiencies. This will be achieved whilst demonstrating innovation and deliver a good and alternative solution to the shortage of labour.
Whiz is a simple-to-use and reliable self-driving cleaning solution designed for vacuuming. It works alongside commercial cleaning teams, taking over repetitive, heavy-duty vacuuming of large areas of flooring, and freeing up workers to focus on high value tasks which make a real difference to service delivery and client satisfaction. For example, the sanitisation of hard surfaces, such as door handles and lift buttons.
Whiz can clean up to 500sq.m/hr and covers 1,500sq.m/hr on a single charge. It delivers greater efficiency and consistency in cleaning performance than traditional approaches, where cleaning teams traditionally adopt a 'spot cleaning' method to clean large areas of flooring.
This is the latest in a series of new partnerships that Softbank Robotics EMEA has signed this year, across Europe and the Middle East, as demand for Whiz continues to grow. Already, Whiz is said to be the world's number one professional autonomous cleaning robot, based on sales, with more than 16,000 units now in operation globally.
"With the rapid increase in demand caused by employees returning to the workspace, we continue to seek the most forward-thinking cleaning solutions providers that are committed to delivering innovation and business value to their clients - and to helping them navigate these extremely challenging times," says Jesper Christensen, VP sales & product at SoftBank Robotics EMEA.
"Denmark is an area of such increased demand and we are very pleased with the approach that both these companies have demonstrated to meet these growing demands."
www.softbankrobotics.com / www.abena.dk / www.virena.dk
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