Robin Autopilot continues its growth in lawn care with the acquisition of Mowbot and the expanded partnership with Husqvarna
DALLAS, April 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Robin Autopilot United StatesRobin Autopilot, a leader in robotic mowing technology, announced today that it has acquired Mowbot, a robot lawn care franchise with 16 locations in the United States. As part of the acquisition, Robin Autopilot will enter into a newly expanded partnership with the Husqvarna Group, a major investor in Mowbot and Robin’s current equity partner.
After the transaction, Mowbot will be known as “Mowbot Powered by Robin” and will move its headquarters from Durham, North Carolina to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, where Robin plans to expand his US headquarters. The business is run by Robin Holdings under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer Logan Fahey.
Mowbot operators have unlimited access to all of Robin’s major offerings, including:
- A proprietary software package with tools for fleet management, surveying and customer acquisition.
- Patented products like Robin’s robotic door system for navigating around fences and tight spaces.
- Robin Academy, training and e-learning services.
The acquisition continues Robin’s rapid expansion and strengthens its leadership position in Robotics as a Service (RaaS) for the US lawn care industry. in the December 2020Robin entered into a similar arrangement with Weed Man United States Introducing the benefits of robotic mowing to a growing portion of the North American lawn maintenance and landscaping market.
“Husqvarna is a pioneer in the robotic mowing industry and we look forward to working with them even more directly as we work together to change how North America mows, “said Fahey.” The addition of Mowbot’s seasoned operators to the Robin platform will further expand our goal of expanding our presence as the leading provider of disruptive RaaS technology to the lawn care industry. Robin’s innovative platform coupled with Husqvarna’s global leadership in robotics will provide leading RaaS solutions to landscapers and industry professionals across the industry. “
“We believe that robotic technology will play a rapidly growing role in the future of lawn care,” he said Robert McCutcheon, President of Husqvarna NA. “We see this as an excellent opportunity to work with Robin, the leader in the RaaS market for the US, to expand our presence in this expanding market.”
About Robin Autopilot
Robin was introduced in 2017 and wanted to offer smarter lawn care – for people and the environment. That’s why they developed the first emission-free robotic mowing service of its kind. Since then, Robin has expanded in the USA to offer this innovative service and the unique subscription-based model to more and more customers.
By enabling their member companies to deliver a 5-star customer experience and an innovative alternative to their traditional lawn care, they enable Robin-driven companies to become more profitable, competitive and sustainable in the long run.
Robin offers subscribers a customized subscription-based platform for running a robot as a service business. Based on their subscription level, Robin offers tiered access to proprietary products (software, instruction manual, robotic door for houses with fences, etc.) and non-proprietary products (marketing program, training and support, funding for robots and doors).
Founded in 2017, Mowbot provides high quality, environmentally friendly robotic lawn care services to residential and commercial customers through 16 franchise locations in the United States. In 2019 the Husqvarna Group of Stockholm, Swedenannounced a venture investment in Mowbot to partner in expanding its national robotic lawn care network and further accelerate franchise sales. Mowbot’s slogan “Clean. Green. Quiet” reflects its commitment to contribute to a better environment through environmentally conscious lawn care.
About the Husqvarna Group
The Husqvarna Group is a leading global manufacturer of outdoor electricity products and innovative solutions for the maintenance of forests, parks and gardens. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawnmowers, and ride-on lawnmowers. The group is also the European leader in garden irrigation products and a leading global supplier of cutters and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The group’s products and solutions are sold under brands such as Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart through distributors and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries.
For more information contact:
Jeremy Putney, Marketing communication
For Robin Autopilot:
Ellen Bruno, VP, Operations
SOURCE Robin Autopilot