Starship Technologies announces robot delivery milestone
Starship Technologies has notched up 50,000 commercial deliveries in the UK.
The company’s robots began delivering groceries and items from a Co-op food store in Milton Keynes in April 2018. It has gone on to add a partnership with a second Co-op store in Milton Keynes, adding to the service also offered from a Tesco store in the town.
Lex Bayer, CEO of Starship Technologies, says: “The popularity of our service continues, and we are delighted to be expanding to additional neighbourhoods and university campuses across the world. It has been exciting to see the increase in ‘top up shopping’ by residents in Milton Keynes where they buy groceries on multiple occasions throughout the week now that they have the option of autonomous delivery.”
Chris Conway, Head of Food Digital at the Co-op, says: “This is an exciting time for the Co-op, with innovations and new technologies driving a number of different home delivery schemes. It is all about ease, convenience and choice for today’s time-pressed shopper. The popularity of our work with Starship is clear to see in Milton Keynes, with children leaving messages and drawings with the robots, and expressions of thanks from members of the community.”