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January 29, 2013

New Agreement Expands Availability of Futuristic Floor Cleaners for 80% Reduction in Labor Costs

PITTSBURGH, PA — Hillyard Delaware Valley in Pennsylvania has signed a distribution agreement with Intellibot Robotics (“Intellibot”), the sole U.S. manufacturer of robotic commercial floor cleaners. Hillyard, a 105-year-old company that develops cleaning products and training systems to help companies effectively manage their facilities cleaning resources, will add all three of Intellibot’s autonomous floor cleaning robots to its product line-up, and provide Intellibot with greater access to the Metro Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware markets.

 “We’re excited to add Intellibot to our roster.  Intellibot’s robotic floor cleaners are the next generation of cleaners that can really help our customers reduce cleaning costs,” said Dan Crawford, Sales Manager of Hillyard Delaware Valley  “Use of these robots will significantly affect maintenance department efficiencies across a broad range of industries.”

With the new agreement, Hillyard Delaware Valley will offer Intellibot’s family of robotic floor cleaner models: the AeroBot, a true vacuum; the HydroBot, a floor scrubber; and the DuoBot, a combination sweeper/scrubber.  The robots contribute to 80% reduction in labor costs, and the HydroBot and DuoBot contribute to 85% reduction in water and cleaning solutions.

“Hillyard offers Intellibot a great opportunity to reach more potential buyers in a multitude of industries,” said Erick Frack, President of Intellibot. “We’re very pleased about this agreement and the expansion of our dealer network around the U.S. to bring more efficiency, accountability and sustainability to facilities maintenance.”

About Hillyard
Founded in 1907, Hillyard, Inc. is a privately owned cleaning products manufacturer and distributor based in St. Joseph, Missouri, with a specialty in providing facility management expertise.   For more information, please visit

About Intellibot Robotics
Intellibot Robotics is the sole U.S. manufacturer of robotic commercial floor cleaners.  A privately held company, Intellibot maintains engineering and manufacturing operations in Richmond, VA.; a corporate office in Portland, OR, and sales and service teams throughout the U.S.  With more than 20 years of robotics research and development, Intellibot has emerged as an industry leader featuring a full line of autonomous, technologically advanced robotic floor cleaning solutions.  For more information, please visit