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How sustainability and wellbeing must guide our future approach to innovation

John Norris, Head of Innovation for Samsic UK, discusses the future of innovation in the facilities management sector. No matter the industry, any successful business must be prepared to innovate if it is to succeed rather than stagnate. Innovation is ...

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The future of cleaning: How cobotics will transform the industry

Ryan Smith, a Product Design Engineer at Victor Floorcare, delves into the impact of robotics on floorcare maintenance, discussing the advantages, obstacles, and how human-robot collaboration could enhance efficiency.  Automation is gaining traction; while initial technological limitations hindered its adoption, ...

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Robert Scott adds advanced floor cleaning robot to its portfolio

Robert Scott has expanded its offering with a new advanced floor cleaning robot, the Meta-Scrub 60. Working in collaboration with humans, the Meta-Scrub 60 is designed for effective, autonomous floor cleaning and is the first product of its kind to ...

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SoftBank Robotics joins forces with Infogrid

SoftBank Robotics, a leading provider of autonomous cobots and digital transformation, has created a strategic partnership with smart building systems provider, Infogrid. Following successful deployments of Infogrid sensors and systems in conjunction with SoftBank Robotics solutions – specifically Whiz (a ...

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Medirest supports cleaning teams with the introduction of robots

Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is introducing 12 brand new cleaning robots to support several NHS hospitals across the UK. Medirest has partnered with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, to develop the innovative technology which is ideally ...

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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 ...

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The importance of change management in the adoption of cobotics

By Nils J.van der Zijl, VP Sales & Marketing, Softbank Robotics EMEA Success of new technology requires the buy-in from the very people who will be working with them. Sure, you’ve heard it before – “What’s in it for me,” ...

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SoftBank Robotics signs partnership deal with Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies (BCHS), part of Bunzl plc, one of the fastest-growing international distribution and outsourcing groups. Under the agreement, BCHS will now offer Whiz, Europe’s first industrial cobotic ...

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Removing the capex barrier in cleaning innovation

By Nils J.van der Zijl, VP Sales & Marketing, Softbank Robotics EMEA The urgent need for innovation in FM With the FM and cleaning industry facing enormous pressure to improve cleaning performance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ...

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Cobotics has potential to ‘transform’ the cleaning industry

FM leaders are turning to cobotics to drive innovation and performance in the wake of Covid-19 according to new research by SoftBank Robotics EMEA. The research, which highlights the urgent need for new approaches within FM and commercial cleaning, revealed ...

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