Robin Autopilot mows robot at new McKinney headquarters »Dallas innovates
If bots are taking over the world, McKinney can be a great place to start, especially now that Robin Autopilot and his recent acquisition Mowbot are taking hold.
With a grant from the McKinney Economic Development Corporation’s Innovation Fund, Robin consolidates the two by moving to a new head office at 7850 Collin McKinney Parkway.
In April, robotic technology company Robin acquired North Carolina-based Mowbot, a competitor with 16 franchises in the United States. As part of the deal, Robin expanded its partnership with Husqvarna, a global leader in outdoor power products.
Currently based in Irving, Robin plans to relocate 17 jobs and create 53 more over the next three years, bringing the total number of employees to 75. Following its acquisition, Mowbot will now be known as “Mowbot powered by Robin. “
“As we continue our rapid expansion and strengthen our leadership position in robotic solutions for the lawn care industry,” said Logan Fahey, CEO of Robin Autopilot Holdings, in a statement, “We thank the board directors of MEDC and all who helped make this move possible. “
Robin’s new head office will initially occupy 10,000 square feet, with options for expansion. Robin was represented in the selection process by CBRE and Jackson Walker.
Move is the Innovation Fund’s largest relocation
Danny Chavez, senior vice president of MEDC, called Robin’s move “the biggest innovation fund relocation to date.”
“It’s great to work with the Robin team and we can’t wait to see them grow,” Chavez said in the statement. “It’s encouraging to see the hard work of our team come true to build a vibrant innovation economy here at McKinney. “
By using the Innovation Fund, Robin is a business that has business. Alanna.ai, MyTelemedicine and ContraForce also recently opened their headquarters in McKinney via the fund.
A “smarter” lawn care experience
Launched in 2017, Robin is targeting a larger share of the $ 105 billion landscaping services market. Its benefit: Delivering a “smarter” lawn care experience with emissions-free, battery-powered robotic mowers that can trim a yard daily, much like robot vacuums. The company says the pollution reduction benefits are equivalent to replacing two family cars with electric vehicles, for less than a traditional gasoline-powered mower.
The robotic lawn mower market is set to grow by $ 697 million over the next five years, says Robin, to a market valued at $ 1 billion. Robin’s recent initiatives aim to strengthen its position in the Robots as a Service (RaaS) industry, with the goal of transforming the future of lawn care.
To help realize this nationwide future, Robin is offering subscribers a personalized platform to run a RaaS business, with tiered access to exclusive products, including a robotic gate for fencing and non-exclusive products. , including training, support and financing for robotic mowers and doors.