Norway may be the land of fjords and the midnight sun, but it’s also home to some of the highest labor costs on earth—and now, floor scrubbing robots. The workforce is highly unionized, and unemployment is low, so most people earn a living wage and enjoy a high quality of life. But for Norwegian employers, it’s difficult to find (and afford) employees for lower-skilled work, such as cleaning. That’s why Avidbots is pleased to announce we’ve launched Neo floor scrubbing robots in Norway. Working with our partner Frisk Renhold AS to distribute Neo across Norway, we’ll soon see floor scrubbing robots in action in factories, malls, universities, airports, office buildings, and other locations.
With the Neo autonomous robot on the cleaning team, floors get cleaned efficiently and thoroughly with almost no human intervention. Neo frees up employees from the drudgery of pushing a floor-scrubbing machine so they can focus on higher-value work, such as tidying common areas and cleaning bathrooms. Plus, Neo can enter secure areas where it’s unsafe for people to go, such as factory floors or warehouses, increasing employee safety and well–being.
After all, floors get dirty everywhere and businesses in many countries face the same challenges to hiring cleaning staff as Norway: rising labor costs, shrinking populations, and an increasingly educated workforce not interested in maintenance work. Neo helps facilities managers worldwide tackle staffing shortages, improve cleaning outcomes, and boost overall maintenance ROI.
We look forward to seeing many Neo floor scrubbing robots in action in the Land of the Midnight Sun.