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SoftBank Robotics signs series of strategic partnerships

Published 23rd February, 2021 by Neil Nixon

SoftBank Robotics signs series of strategic partnerships

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a series of new strategic partnerships with cleaning solutions providers across Europe in response to increased demand for Whiz, its industrial cobotic vacuum sweeper. Under the agreement, partners will be able to offer Whiz to their FM and cleaning contractor clients with immediate effect.

SoftBank Robotics has confirmed partnerships with Hako Machines Ltd and Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies (BCHA) in the UK market.

Nils J.van der Zijl, VP sales and marketing at SoftBank Robotics EMEA, said: “We’ve experienced a 200% increase in demand for Whiz in most European markets since the start of the year, as contractors look for innovative solutions and new approaches to combat the ongoing pandemic. There is immense pressure on FM and cleaning contractors to improve hygiene standards and drive confidence in the safety of buildings, amongst both workers and customers. This will be absolutely critical to kickstarting economies all over Europe when the latest lockdown restrictions are eased. We’re already seeing the difference that Whiz can deliver to contractors, freeing up cleaning staff to focus on high-traffic, high-touch areas, and picking up the slack when team members are absent. And we’re now delighted to be working with innovation-driven partners around Europe who share our commitment to delivering business value to their clients during these tumultuous times.”

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