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UVD Robots Move into the Supermarket Aisle

UVD Robots, the Danish leader of autonomous UV disinfection robots, partners with OCC Commercial Consulting to offer fast and efficient disinfection solutions for supermarkets, providing a great shopping experience for employees and customers.


The average consumer spends about 60 hours grocery shopping per year. Hours spent in an environment that may harbor different germ colonies, include shopping carts, refrigerator doors, and produce. A study showed that grocery store carts have 361 times more bacteria than a bathroom doorknob — with 75 percent of the germs found on those carts considered harmful to humans. Fridge doors can have as much as 1,235 times more bacteria than a cellphone, and one of the most common types of bacteria found on these doors is resistant to antibiotics.


After receiving the second order of 100 Robots from the European Commission in September 2021 following the first order of 200 Robots in 2020 UVD Robots has entered a global partnership agreement with OCC Commercial Consulting to destroy microorganisms commonly found in grocery, food service and retail environments.


The partnership enables OCC to deploy UVD Robots to autonomously disinfect store spaces, including shelves, aisles and checkout areas, providing a comprehensive disinfection using germicidal UV-C lighting equipment against bacteria on surfaces, killing more than 99.99 percent of microorganisms by using UV-C light.


“Disinfecting retail environments is the perfect job for UVD Robots as they can effortlessly navigate aisles after-hours.” said Claus Risager, CSO at Blue Ocean Robotics, the manufacturer of UVD Robots.

German supermarkets will be first to receive the UV-C disinfection robot

Initially, OCC Commercial Consulting will focus on deploying UVD Robots in the German market but is planning to expand intothe rest of Europe “We are excited to provide UV disinfection robots with autonomous mobility to a market in great need,” said Salvatore Orto, founder of OCC Commercial Consulting, an agency with over 30 years of in-depth market experience and knowledge focusing on supplying the food & beverage sector with technology solutions. “Supermarkets must make their employees and customers feel confident that all is being done to keep the environment free of microorganisms.”


Based on preset schedules and mapped routes, UVD Robots can decontaminate an estimated 700 square meters in about 1 hour, enabling rapid disinfection of typical retail layouts without requiring staff on site to administer it. Disinfecting supermarkets with UV-C lights is not a new concept. However, existing solutions including stationary disinfection systems, UV ceiling lights and air purifiers do not offer complete disinfection, reaching shadowed or remote areas. The UVD Robot solves the challenges of shadowing and repositioning which have previously hindered the comprehensive application of UV-C disinfection, while providing 24/7 access to real-time compliance and efficacy reports of the disinfection procedures. 


Sold in more than 70 countries worldwide, UVD Robots is the world’s most popular autonomous disinfection robot. The robots are deployed in educational campuses and facilities, the healthcare sector, airports, hotels, sports complexes, railways, shopping malls, food companies, cruise ships, pharmaceutical companies, and office complexes. The global partnership agreement with OCC Commercial Consulting focuses specifically on the food and beverage retail sector. 


About Blue Ocean Robotics

Blue Ocean Robotics develops, produces and sells autonomous mobile robots for professional use in the service industry. The portfolio of robots includes the brands UVD Robots; GoBe Robots - a telepresence robot for reducing travel time, costs and CO2 emissions; and PTR Robots - a safe patient transfer and rehabilitation robot for improving the health of caregivers and patients. The company was recently included on Fast Company’s Top 10 of ‘Most Innovative Robotics Companies 2021.

About OCC Commercial | Consulting

OCC Commercial | Consulting s.a.r.l.-s. focuses on the food & beverage, production and trade sectors. With over 30 years of in-depth market experience and knowledge, the agency is ideally equipped to actively support companies in their entrepreneurial developments in a timely and realistic manner. The OCC Commercial | Consulting supports the individual optimization, from conceptual considerations, over up-to-date concept adjustments to strategic realignment, with the benefit from profound, comprehensive market experience in the import, export and retailing of consumer goods in the non-food and premium food & beverage sector.


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