Mectalent has entered into an agreement with the Estonia-based company Grab2Go for the design and manufacturing of automation equipment for an autonomous store controlled by artificial intelligence.
Grab2Go has developed an AI-based convenience store technology that analyzes consumer behavior and purchasing dynamics. Based on the data, the store's processes can be effectively organized to serve customers.
"We have big plans – with the first pilots, we want to prove that ours is a solution that changes the conception of convenience stores, just like Amazon Go did, however, our format is completely different," says Reio Orasmäe, co-founder and sales director of Grab2Go.
Grab2Go's store concept is built around a modular and fully autonomous store unit. Customers can make purchases on-site or place an order through the web and pick up their order when it suits them best. Real-time inventory tracking notifies the merchant when stocks need to be replenished and much more.
Mectalent is an expert in demanding product design and manufacturing
Mectalent brings to the project its expertise in automation and mechanical design as well as in equipment manufacturing. The conception and design of the store unit's physical environment is handled in Oulu, Finland, as is the manufacturing of automation equipment controlled by artificial intelligence.
“Our strength in projects like this is that we are able to deliver a complete solution from concept and automation design to manufacturing as a turnkey solution. This makes our customer’s daily life easier, and they can be sure of the quality of the implementation, as our experts work closely together throughout the project”, says Tapio Harila, CEO of Mectalent.
More about the companies
Founded in 2020, Grab2Go is an Estonian-based start-up, developing autonomous store technology, that utilizes real-time data streaming, a cloud platform with AI services and robotic hardware. Their Autonomous Store Technology reduces retailers’ day-to-day operational costs.
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