SoftBank Robotics America And Formant Announce Partnership

We’re excited to announce Formant's strategic partnership with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), the North American arm of the global leader in robotics solutions, to drive deeper integration across the portfolio of solutions SoftBank Robotics offers to help businesses transform the way they get work done.

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SBRA selected Formant as the leading robot management system (RMS), to help lay the foundation for integrating advanced business intelligence, additional software services, and artificial intelligence, so its customers can maximize their investments in robotics and work transformation. 

“The partnership with SBRA marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of the commercial robotics industry,” says Jeff Linnell, CEO and Founder of Formant. “Formant’s tools and experience will help SBRA evolve to more rapidly integrate any robotics solution into their customers’ environments, thus accelerating the adoption of automation by businesses in need of transforming work.”

The announcement of this partnership follows our $21M funding round closed in early October, following a year of explosive growth, largely driven by blue-chip customers across multiple verticals. In the past 12 months, we have 10x’d the number of devices on our platform, and witnessed a 500 percent increase in revenue, year-over-year. Our work with SBRA, paired with other enterprise features, has further supported this growth with the opportunity to mature our enterprise platform and evolve to meet the software needs of commercial fleets.

We look forward to heading into 2024 utilizing the lessons learned from powering SoftBank's fleets, and are excited to see how our partnership shapes commercial robotics. 

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