ExCel London, Floor Marking Robots
ExCel London uses world’s advanced floor marking robots to help make the industry more sustainable.
02:38 17 February 2023
ExCel London has partnered with August Robotics as part of its long-term strategy to help the industry more sustainable. The firm has become the first in the UK to use the world’s most advanced floor marking robots with the goal to significantly reduce the use of disposable carpets and other consumer materials used for manual marking.
Called Lionel, the robots were recently used on the mark-out of Event Tech Live 2022, which the venue hosts. As the robots are completely autonomous, event organizers no longer need to hire specialist international marking contractors.
Natalie Sykes, ExCeL’s dedicated sustainability manager, said: “As a carbon neutral venue, sustainability is at the forefront of our agenda and we are always looking for innovative new ways to help reduce our emissions and waste. As such, we’re delighted to be working with August Robotics to automate future floor marking operations and we’re delighted to have already undertaken the first UK application. From an operational perspective, this technology yields considerable cost savings, rapid build times for our clients and the elimination of costly mistakes and rework time.”
Alex Wyatt, CEO of August Robotics, said: “Our team has made tremendous strides to make the robots simple to use; we’re excited for ExCeL to enjoy all the advantages of autonomous floor marking.”