Tennant Company introduces its first multi-purpose robotic solution for retailers


MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tennant company (NYSE: TNC), a global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing solutions to reinvent the way the world cleans, today announced the launch of inventory scan, the company’s first add-on to Tennant’s robotic floor scrubbers, offering retailers multi-purpose autonomous solutions. Developed in partnership with robotics market leader Brain Corp, Inventory Scan is an integrated solution that allows Tennant floor scrubbers to autonomously scan shelf inventory.

“Throughout its 150-year history, Tennant Company has helped advance the cleaning industry through a relentless pursuit of new technology,” said Dave Huml, president and chief executive officer of Tennant Company. “Our commitment to innovation is a key element of our corporate strategy and is focused on solving the real-world challenges faced by our customers. Inventory Scan fills a tremendous AI and data process gap for retailers by providing an effective and reliable solution for capturing high-quality inventory and store allocation data. It also eliminates the need for potentially disruptive infrastructure such as shelf cameras and drones.

“By adding data collection capability to our AMR floor scrubbers and integrating them with a retailer’s existing inventory management system, we can significantly improve retail store operations. Inventory Scan enables retailers to work more efficiently by minimizing the need for labor-intensive, manual procedures and helps ensure shelves stay stocked. Our vision is for data collection and floor care to be fully automated so our customers can focus on managing their businesses and serving their customers’ needs.”

Inventory Scan uses sophisticated computer vision and analysis technologies to capture high-quality inventory and store allocation data. It collects on-shelf data in real-time to enable intelligent, data-driven inventory management and operations. Once installed on a scrubber, the cloud-connected Inventory Scan Tower can collect data as it moves autonomously around a location. Reports are then delivered to site managers to provide numerous insights including reviewing pricing accuracy, planogram compliance, product stock levels and product localization.

About Tenant

The Tennant Company (TNC) was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota World. Products include equipment for maintaining industrial, commercial and outdoor surfaces; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and cleaning tools and supplies. Tennant’s global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. The Tennant Company had 2020 sales of $1.0 billion and employs approximately 4,300 people. Tennant has manufacturing facilities around the world and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 100 countries. For more information visit www.tennantco.com and www.ipcworldwide.com. The Tennant Company logo and other marks denoted by the “®” symbol are trademarks of Tennant Company, registered in the United States and/or other countries.

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