Entrepreneur Unveils Global Robotics Company Ahead of New Headquarters Opening

A successful entrepreneur is among the first in the country to introduce revolutionary new robots to the hard-hit hospitality industry.

As the industry grapples with staff shortages and a post-pandemic recruitment crisis, restaurant chains, hoteliers, holiday parks and tourism operators are turning to technology to support themselves.

To help meet demand, Gareth Jones has launched AI Global Robotics Ltd – based in Deeside, Mochdre and St Asaph – in partnership with Pudu Robotics, a leader in the manufacture of robots for a range of industries and solutions.

The Autonomous Indoor Delivery (AID) ‘Bellabots’ can carry up to 40kg across four trays, have human interaction capabilities and feature an innovative bionic design language, along with other state-of-the-art features and… a personalized modeling.

He says the robots are not designed to replace workers but to support services in hospitality and other areas including medical, cleaning and industry.

“With the hospitality sector in dire straits from a recruitment perspective due to the challenges of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, this is an innovative way to alleviate some of the this pressure,” said Gareth, who plans to open a new headquarters in Old Colwyn this summer.

“The last thing you want is for robots to take over people’s work and I want to make this very clear, but for simpler, time-consuming tasks they can take over table service while employees take on more skilled tasks and take care of customers and focus on customer service.

“It’s a win-win for them at a time when more than 10% of vacancies in the hospitality industry remain unfilled.”

Gareth, who also owns Carbon Zero and UK Leisure Living, has had exploratory talks with business owners in North Wales and elsewhere, and says interest in high-tech alternatives is growing.

“We have already received very positive responses and feedback from those who have purchased the robots – there are less than 200 in the country at present – ​​indicates an increase in footfall and customer satisfaction,” did he declare.

“On our end, we have an incredible team of in-house engineers, installers and sales people, so we are currently in the process of training and redeploying those skills where needed.

“The most exciting thing is that we are still in the early stages, they will only get better and later this year we will introduce a new cleaning robot, which we are very excited about because the technology is amazing. .

“They are something different and unique and can help solve what is a global problem, so we hope the concept will help provide much needed support to hospitality, tourism and other industries.”

Gareth added: “Our long-term goal is to create new skilled jobs in the region, from installers to technical engineers to management personnel who support this new venture.

“Just as we have done in the leisure and energy sector, where we regularly support more than 50 jobs through a mix of companies and individuals directly employed and under contract.”

Jim Jones, CEO of North Wales Tourism, praised AI Global Robotics for bringing robots to market and said: “It’s great to see Gareth bringing new technologies to the tourism and hospitality sector.

“Bellabots are a nice addition to hospitality businesses and add to the experience.

“I’ve witnessed the robotics firsthand in action, and they’re certainly a talking point, efficient and a lot of fun to interact with – we wish him the best of luck in this endeavor.”

The company is offering free trials for companies wishing to test this innovative new solution.

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