Czech Retailer Albert Cleans 20 Million Square Meters with AI-powered Autonomous Robots Since Second Half of 2022

Albert, an Ahold Delhaize local brand and one of the Czech Republic’s largest retail brands, today announced in partnership with Brain Corp and Tennant Co., that its fleet of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) deployed across its Czech Republic hypermarkets and two distribution centres have officially cleaned over 20 million square metres (215 million square feet), completing over 92,000 cleaning routes. During 2023, Albert will almost double the number of stores with robot deployments.

“Last year we put a number of autonomous scrubbers into operation and this year we plan to continue to scale up their use. Altogether, almost double the number of robots will be operating in our stores by the end of March,” said Pavel Klemera, Operations Support Manager at Albert. “Robots clean precisely, don´t skip any space and help our employees to save their effort so, they can use the time to elevate our customer´s experience.“ 

Having deployed its fleet of BrainOS-powered Tennant T380AMR and T7AMR autonomous scrubbers during the second half of 2022, Albert has fully automated the task of cleaning floors throughout its stores. With the combination of best-in-class equipment from Tennant and Brain Corp’s advanced AI automation platform, BrainOS, the autonomous robots are not only able to clean while safely and efficiently navigating within dynamic public retail environments, they also provide a suite of fleet management tools. These include BrainOS Mobile, which enables store managers to easily track machine operation and performance and ensure work is being carried out on schedule and to a consistently high level.

“With the current speed of evolution within the industry, the smartest retailers are increasingly acting like technology companies,” said Michel Spruijt, Chief Revenue Officer at Brain Corp. “Through their national deployment of AMRs, the team at Albert have clearly demonstrated their highly progressive approach to supporting workforces and future-proofing their store operations using the very latest innovations that technology has to offer.”

“Our partnership with Albert stores is a great example of the immediate impact a successful integration of robotic floor scrubbers can have on daily store operations. We have a keen focus on providing our customers with the very best tools, able to help them run their operations effectively and efficiently and are excited to continue working with pioneering retailers like Albert and others across the globe," Bruno Ferraty, Sr. Manager Strategic Accounts EMEA at Tennant Co.

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