October 4, 2023

4 MORE ways an auto scrubber machine boosts your cleaning ROI

In part one of our series exploring the financial benefits of cleaning automation, we described three ways Avidbots’ solution helps boost your cleaning return on investment.

Lower maintenance costs, enhanced productivity in industrial spaces, lower labor costs, simple and stress-free repairs — Neo helps facility managers and their teams extract more value out of their cleaning operations. But the benefits don’t stop there.

Here are four more ways Neo, the fully autonomous floor scrubbing robot, saves you time, effort, and money with intelligent cleaning automation.

1. Reallocating staff to revenue-generating activities

When Neo is a member of your team, you can redeploy staff to other areas of your operations, enhancing your service in new and exciting ways.

Not only does this lessen the workload on your employees, resulting in a happier and healthier workforce, but it contributes directly to your bank balance.

From quicker pick-and-pack times at warehouses and 3PLs to faster order processing at shopping malls and big-box stores, reallocating staff helps boost your business.

The ability to double your efforts toward your customers’ needs won’t go unnoticed in the age of social media. It’s a boost to your brand that can drive return revenue for years to come.

Just picture the uplift to your bottom line when your staff can focus on customer-facing, revenue-generating activities instead of the floors.

2. A more efficient solution for floor cleaning

Custodial work can be a dirty and tedious chore. Therefore, any technology that eases this burden can improve employee morale, productivity, and overall job satisfaction — as well as shorten task completion times. 

For example, the average size of a new warehouse is 100,000 square feet (9,250 meters). As a result, the typical warehouse worker can walk miles per day completing different tasks. Add in warehouse floor cleaning, and it can feel like you’re training for a marathon!

Wasted motion in warehouses and distribution centers is a drain on productivity. Most of this is ingrained behavior, a series of routine and necessary actions resulting from working in a large and dynamic space. 

Indeed, over an entire year, the average warehouse worker accumulates up to 6.9 weeks in wasted motion, costing the industry $4.5 billion dollars. 

That’s why Neo 2W, Avidbots’ purpose-built solution for warehouses and manufacturing facilities, comes standard with Home Base.

Instead of walking your cleaning robot to its cleaning location and walking it back upon completion, Home Base does it for you. This convenient and time-saving feature allows Neo to travel to and from the cleaning location by itself, reducing wasted motion and increasing your team’s productivity.

3. Stable long-term expenses

Wise business leaders recognize the value of strategic planning. Setting goals, mapping out how to achieve them, and measuring progress at each step of the way is a recipe for success.

Unfortunately, this is becoming increasingly difficult in facilities management. From health-related absenteeism to labor shortages, it’s difficult to plan months ahead, never mind years, when you’re jumping from one issue to the next. But not with cleaning automation.

Avidbots’ automatic floor scrubber is different: Neo doesn’t get sick, tired, or injured; Neo doesn’t show up late, skip a shift, or quit; Neo is always available when and where you need it.

Neo removes some of the randomness and unknowns from your cleaning operations. By delivering a service at a fixed cost — and avoiding unpredictable events that may push your budget off course — Neo lets you reap the rewards of careful planning. 

When your cleaning costs are stable and predictable, it’s easier to meet your organization's strategic goals. Neo’s transformative effect on your finances and your productivity may also free up resources for future investments within your facility, leading to further productivity improvements.

Imagine interest rates that didn’t wildly fluctuate, or gas prices that didn’t ebb and flow. Would that influence how you manage your personal finances? 

Cleaning automation is as much an investment in a cleaner today as it is a more sustainable, repeatable, and lucrative future. And it all starts with a solution that removes uncertainty around your cleaning costs and how you budget your resources. 

4. One robot for multiple jobs

A fantastic way to increase your cleaning return on investment is by extracting maximum value out of the equipment you purchase. Indeed, a multifunctional cleaning robot like Neo is both convenient and cost-effective, helping streamline your cleaning expenses in two ways.

First, Neo reduces your capital expenditure on cleaning equipment. Rather than purchasing one machine to scrub the floors and another to disinfect surfaces, Neo does both — and at a lesser cost than hiring a human to do both jobs.

For schools, hospitals, shopping malls and other public spaces that require frequent and thorough surface disinfection alongside floor care, a cleaning robot that can perform both roles is a double win.

And second, installing the Disinfection Add-On is a natural process. Neo’s hardware and software make it easy and affordable. As a result, you encounter none of the problems — and expenses — that may affect some manual machines when expanding their functionality with add-ons from third-party companies.

When you retrofit an existing ride-on or push-behind floor scrubber with software and components from separate manufacturers, this may potentially complicate the repair process. This could lead to situations where you’re dealing with separate technicians to service your robot, extending your downtime and costing you more money than necessary. 

Boost your return on investment with Neo

If you’re looking for a more efficient and cost-effective way to clean your facility, Avidbots can help. Hire Neo and unlock new savings alongside an impressive return on investment that helps your facility grow and stay competitive. 

Contact us today to learn more.

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