Neo robots will clean up in DHL warehouses worldwide
More robots will soon be working in thousands of DHL warehouses around the world under an expanded partnership with Avidbots, which makes Neo floor-scrubbing robots.
The floor-cleaning robots will be deployed in warehouses, hubs and terminals in many of the thousands of sites that DHL manages in 220 countries and territories. The new partnership builds on an earlier cooperation signed in 2019 between Avidbots and DHL in North America.
“We’re excited to deploy additional Avidbots at DHL warehouses across the globe, propelling our digitalization journey forward,” said Matthias Heutger, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Innovation & Commercial Development at DHL.
“Floor-cleaning robots, while a simple innovation, reduces up to 80% of labor hours spent cleaning. This frees up our staff to engage in more value-adding, customer-centric work while driving our Strategy 2025 digitalization agenda forward.”
“DHL’s strong vote of confidence in the Neo floor-scrubbing robot is a testament to the hard work the entire Avidbots team has put into building the world’s only fully-autonomous floor-scrubbing robot,” said Faizan Shiekh, CEO and co-founder of Avidbots. “We’re thrilled to expand our partnership to deploy Neo robots in DHL warehouses on every continent.”
The Neo floor-scrubbing robots are especially suited to dynamic warehouse environments, according to DHL. Using advanced 3D sensors, cameras, and AI, they autonomously navigate in warehouses, automatically detecting and avoiding obstacles such as humans, boxes, forklifts, and other robots.
While most robotic floor-cleaning machines are simply manual models retrofitted with software that allows them to travel a few pre-programmed routes, Avidbots Neo is the only fully-autonomous, AI-driven commercial floor-scrubbing robot, delivering the industry’s highest quality floor maintenance.
Neo robots are currently deployed at hundreds of sites on five continents, including warehouses, airports, malls, hospitals, universities, manufacturing sites, and train stations.