Whiz's experience working alongside cleaning teams at a well-known hostel chain.
A&o is the biggest private owned hostel chain in Europe operating 39 houses in 23 cities.
They have had a big problem finding staff and thought that they should look for a new alternative and more innovative path, which is why they decided to switch to robots.
A&o sat down with partners that supplied equipment and materials and enquired about what alternatives there were on the market. They quickly came across partners who offered robotic solutions, and it became clear that this is the future.
The introduction of the robots in 20 of their 40 locations was relatively (and surprisingly) straightforward, because the ease of use of the robots aroused the curiosity of their employees.
Most of their cleaning staff are now motivated to see that innovation is still possible in their jobs and their field of activity, and Whiz is an extremely useful assistant.
A&o found the work carried out by Whiz is much more continuous, but with the same high quality and consistently high quantity. They found the operation and maintenance to be simple. Thanks to the use of robots, they are now saving around two-thirds of the previous costs. In this case, the break-even point will be reached after about 10 months.