Nilfisk Partners With Blue Ocean Robotics To Develop Autonomous Cleaning Machines

by Katie Lee

Brooklyn Park, Minn. — Nilfisk, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, has formed a strategic partnership with specialized robotics company Blue Ocean Robotics. The partnership is designed to complement Nilfisk’s existing partnerships in the robotics field and accelerate its development of autonomous cleaning equipment, a product category that is expected to comprise up to 10% of the company’s revenue within the next 5 to 7 years.

According to Nilfisk CEO Hans Henrik Lund, the partnership is a yet another step toward meeting customers’ needs for precise and reliable cleaning.

“We estimate that direct labor accounts for about 70% of the total cost to professionally clean a building,” Lund says. “At the same time, the professional cleaning industry has one of the highest employee turnover rates. For these reasons, we anticipate our customers will want and need autonomous cleaning equipment that maximizes productivity by freeing cleaning professionals to perform higher level tasks.”

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Nilfisk is a leading global player within the professional cleaning industry. With more than 110 years of innovation experience, Nilfisk has its own sales companies in 45 countries, and its products are sold in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit

Blue Ocean Robotics is a highly specialized company focusing on developing new generations of robots for the global market. Development takes place together with strategic partners who typically have a strong market position. The development is based on a series of integrated technology platforms (TP-X), which ensures synergy across Blue Ocean Robotics’ various partnerships. The cooperation builds on a unique partnership model (RoBi-X). For more information, visit

SOURCE: Nilfisk

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