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SoftBank Robotics EMEA signs strategic partnership in Spain

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with a cleaning product provider in Spain. Under the agreement, Jusmer will now offer Whiz, Europe’s first industrial cobotic vacuum sweeper, to its facility management and cleaning contractor clients.

Jusmer sees huge potential for Whiz to make a real difference to its clients, increasing cleaning performance and helping to meet heightened client expectations around hygiene as a result of Covid-19. Whiz will enable their customers to meet and exceed service level agreements, through greater levels of consistency and improvements in operational efficiency and agility.

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, which is critical in preventing the transmission of Covid-19.

Whiz can clean up to 500 m² per hour and covers 1,800 m² on a single charge. It delivers greater efficiency and consistency in cleaning performance than traditional approaches, where cleaning teams deploy 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 month, across Europe, as demand for Whiz continues to grow with more than 16,000 units now in operation globally.

Jesper Christensen, VP Product & Sales at SoftBank Robotics EMEA, said: “We always look to work with forward-thinking companies which are committed to delivering innovation and adding business value to their clients. Jusmer does exactly that and we’re excited to be working with their talented and experienced team.

“We’re continuing to see high demand for Whiz amongst FM providers and cleaning contractors across the whole region as the pandemic continues to disrupt economies and businesses. Contractors are facing huge pressure to deliver improved cleaning performance and consistency, to ensure buildings are safe and hygienic, and to encourage people back to work, as and when lockdown restrictions are eased. Whiz has a big part to play in this, freeing up cleaning staff to focus on high-traffic, high-touch areas, and picking up the slack when team members are absent.”


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