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July 5, 2018

Avidbots partners with Compass Group to bring robotic automation to the Canadian facilities management market


Avidbots Corp. today announced that Compass Group has purchased the Neo self-driving floor cleaning robot to enhance cleaning productivity and performance for their clients. The initial deployment is through the Eurest Services facilities management company for their education-based clients with deployment to other business units in 2018.

The Avidbots Neo is a purpose-built floor scrubbing robot that integrates state of the art navigation technology with hardware that is designed for ease of use, longevity, serviceability, safety, and high productivity.

“The Neo has proven to be a cost-effective and productive tool for our operations team, allowing us to maintain our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation for our clients,” says Paul Rocha, VP Operations for Eurest Services. “Compass Group is excited to offer this innovative technology to the many industries we serve, including education, healthcare, sports and leisure, defense, and commercial businesses.”

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Neo will allow Compass/Eurest to reduce costs, improve the productivity of their cleaning teams, and position themselves at the forefront of facilities management innovation. The autonomous robot handles the repetitive and tedious task of cleaning large floor areas, reducing worker fatigue and enhancing job satisfaction. Neo is supported by an easy-to-use web portal that provides real-time and historical reporting, providing greater visibility into operations for cleaning teams.

“We are proud to partner with a leader in facilities management and look forward to helping Compass Group leverage the power of robotics for their many clients,” says Faizan Sheikh, CEO of Avidbots. “Deploying the Neo to their diverse clients in order to enhance productivity and service compliments the Avidbots vision of bringing robots to everyday life to expand human potential.”

The Avidbots Neo is currently deployed on 5 continents, servicing some of the world’s leading shopping malls, airports, education facilities, healthcare centers, manufacturing sites, and other commercial spaces. The company has a 40,000 sq ft operations facility with headquarters in Kitchener, ONCanada.

About Compass Group

Compass Group Canada is the country’s leading foodservice and support services provider with over 25,000 associates working throughout the country. The company specializes in providing foodservices and support services across the core sectors including leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafes, schools, universities, seniors’ residences and hospitals as well as remote camps and off shore oil rigs. With over 550,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC, has been named in the Forbes Global 2000 – World’s Best Employer list for 2017. Compass Group PLC had revenues of £22.9 billion in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.

About Avidbots

Avidbots Corp. vision is to bring robots to everyday life to expand human potential. Its first product is the NEO self-driving floor scrubber, which is widely deployed and trusted by the world’s leading facilities and building service contractors. As a 100% vertically integrated company headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada, Avidbots offers comprehensive service and support to customers in Canada, the U.S.A.FranceNorway, UAE, SingaporeJapan and Australia. For more information, visit


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