04 OCTOBER 2016

Press Release: Nilfisk Launches The Horizon Program

​​With a new innovative program Nilfisk brings to market the most technologically advanced, autonomous cleaning solutions in the industry: Partnership with 
Carnegie robotics enables intelligent cleaning products.

Nilfisk today announced The Horizon Program, a pioneering global program that will deliver the most intelligent and technologically advanced cleaning solutions in the industry. Working with Carnegie Robotics, LLC, the leading provider of advance robotics sensors and software, Nilfisk’s Horizon Program is a strategic, long-term program of multiple product launches, the first to be released in 2017. These new products will provide the full spectrum of autonomous capabilities, so customers can experience self-operating, driverless cleaning options that meet their every need.

The Horizon Program focuses on bringing state-of-the-art, autonomous cleaning technologies to market, enabling customers to deploy unmanned floor cleaning with accuracy and precision.

In its 110-year history, Nilfisk has blazed the trail at every turn, bringing ingenuity together with practical applications to serve customers and their business objectives. The program is dedicated to developing intelligent and connected cleaning products, giving customers greater control and more flexibility, and fundamentally changing the way they clean. The Horizon Program will set the standard and lead the way for all intelligent equipment going forward in the commercial cleaning industry. 

“With The Horizon Program, our sights are set on bringing about fundamental change in cleaning. Consistent with our history Nilfisk is continuously responding to the changing needs of markets and customers with innovative products and solutions. With The Horizon Program we are setting a course for a long-term, strategic program of autonomous and connected cleaning solutions and putting forth the most sophisticated technology that will completely redefine how we look at productivity and total cost of ownership. Our view of the future is one that makes incredible strides in cleaning technology,” said Jonas Persson, President and CEO of Nilfisk.​​

Nilfisk’s work with Carnegie Robotics is like no other partnership in the industry. This team brings together the highest levels of expertise in robotics and commercial cleaning to design and develop state-of-the-art autonomous cleaning solutions.
“With Nilfisk and Carnegie Robotics, we are combining a century of cleaning expertise with machine vision and autonomous technologies proven to work safely in unstructured environments such as military operations, agriculture and mining. From the beginning, our partnership has focused on thorough, intensive research and exhaustive, rigorous testing to develop the most sophisticated, highest functioning autonomous cleaning products the industry has seen to date,” said Steve DiAntonio, President and CEO of Carnegie Robotics.

The first product to launch in Spring 2017 in select markets will feature an optionally manned scrubber/dryer—one that can be, at the customer’s choice, autonomously or manually operated. It will include highly refined features designed to increase productivity, its design promises reliability and safety, and the product is very easy to use. With only three buttons, there is minimal training required to operate it.  Nilfisk will showcase this first product in The Horizon Program at the ISSA Trade show October 26-28, 2016 where customers will have the opportunity to experience it live.