Automated Outdoor Solutions (AOS), an Illinois-based automower retailer, and Swedish greentech innovator Robotic Lawn Care Systems (RLCS) have formed a partnership to bring the MowFleet system to the U.S. 

"MowFleet is automation at its very best. Landscapers will get more done and achieve better results while addressing the labor shortage in the US. Not only does the MowFleet system operate independent of grid connection – it does so in a sustainable way as well. I see it as a significant addition to the AOS portfolio, greatly expanding our market opportunities. A win-win-win, with the end customer as the most obvious and ultimate winner. Finally, the end customer will enjoy a financial upside mowing lawns using automation”, says Joe Langton of Automated Outdoor Solutions.

Kalle Andersson, CEO of RLCS, co-inventor of the patented MowFleet system for commercial robotic lawn care, notes that both RLCS and AOS are companies with extensive experience in the field of robotic mowers;, and both share an end-user’s perspective after working closely with these users for a total of 40 years.

Andersson stresses the fact that end users from now on can be fully focused on their core businesses, knowing they will get the best mowing results using a future-proof and quiet system with zero emissions.

”We get similar feedback from wherever we present the system: Citizens welcome the staff operating our noise-free solution, as opposed when they arrive with heavy ride-on equipment. The fact that MowFleet uses 98% less energy compared to ride-on mowers, doesn’t hurt either," Andersson said. 

The effort is well timed. California recently passed a law that will ban the sales of gas-powered lawn mowers, effective 2024. The legislation will shake up the landscaping market, that for 2022 is estimated at $10 billion for California alone, and $115 billion for the country. Andersson explains:

”We saw it happen with catalytic converters for cars; California paves the way and others will follow. That includes Sweden as well. Not taking steps to leave fossil fuels behind is simply not an option. The legislation is now less than 700 days away, so it’s a great opportunity to adapt and make your business profitable.” 

The year 2022 has already created important milestones for the MowFleet US launch: The system recently received its first U.S. patent, covering the solution of grid-independent professional lawn mowing.

”It may sound like a cliché, but a leading automation dedicated company and end-user expert like AOS is the perfect partner for us. Their dedication to bridge the gap between greentech innovators like ourselves and the end customer will be instrumental to our success entering the U.S. market,” concludes Andersson.

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