March 8, 2022

Avidbots expands its international presence, entering GCC with key hire

KITCHENER, ONTARIO, March 8, 2022 — Today, Canadian-based robotics company Avidbots is excited to announce it has entered the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market, hiring Kareem Abu Hejleh to lead sales efforts in the Gulf Region. With the addition of Kareem, Avidbots will expand its global footprint and the company’s current customer base in North America, South America, Europe, Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand.

“The Gulf countries represent an up and coming region that’s embracing technology in general and automation specifically. It is an exciting opportunity for Avidbots to work with forward-thinking organizations, to automate their cleaning and disinfecting operations,” said Faizan Sheikh, CEO and Co-founder of Avidbots.

Kareem will play a key role in developing new sales channels for Avidbots and its fully autonomous floor scrubbing robotNeo, throughout all six member countries. With experience in business development, facility management, customer service and sales, Kareem joins existing Avidbots teams based in Canada, the United States, South America, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

“Kareem’s experience will be a tremendous asset as we develop and build relationships in all six Gulf Cooperation Council countries,” said Sheikh. “His diverse background — specifically in business development and facility management — will help with understanding and addressing the needs of local business interests. We are excited to add Kareem to the Avidbots team as we continue to bring cleaning automation to new global markets.”

Avidbots has been revolutionizing the robotic cleaning market since its founding in 2014, recently introducing the Disinfection Add-On. Today, Neos are being used throughout the world in various high-traffic environments such as manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare, education, retail, airports and transit hubs.

Powered by Avidbots AutonomyNeo understands its operating environment and takes action to maximize cleaning productivity while minimizing human intervention. The Avidbots Command Center helps manage, monitor and measure Neo(s) from anywhere in the world 24/7/365.

The disinfection add-on expands the functionality of Neo, offering customers the ability to autonomously disinfect high-touch, 3-D surfaces in addition to floor care, delivering an even more efficient, consistent and measurable clean.

About Avidbots

Avidbots is a robotics company with a vision to bring robotic solutions into everyday life to increase organizational productivity and to do that better than any other company in the world. Their groundbreaking product, the Neo autonomous floor scrubbing robot, is deployed around the world and trusted by leading facilities and building service companies. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada, Avidbots is offering comprehensive service and support to customers on five continents. Avidbots is backed by top global venture capital firms, including True Ventures, Next47, GGV Capital, BDC, Felicis Ventures, Real Ventures and Golden Ventures.

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