Burro Adds Agri Automation to Distributor List, Establishes Foothold in Southern Hemisphere

(MARLBOROUGH, New Zealand; August 21, 2023) – Philadelphia, Penn.-based Burro, an autonomous mobility company providing solutions for the agriculture industry, has added New Zealand-based Agri Automation, a regional provider of innovative agricultural solutions designed to improve productivity and efficiency of farms and nurseries, to its growing list of distributors. The move firmly establishes Burro as the leading provider of autonomous mobility platforms for the agriculture industry in the Southern Hemisphere.

Burro is the only plug-and-play autonomous robot available which increases productivity in conventional production environments. It also features patent-pending Pop Up Autonomy™, which means the technology works immediately out of the box and empowers anyone on a job site to be an operator with very little training. Burro does not require a centralised control or installation of burdensome infrastructure. Instead, the robots use computer vision (cameras) and AI to learn and to navigate autonomously from points A to B while carrying harvested produce, as well as mowers and partner technology applications. Burro is proven to help agricultural clients realise improvements in efficiency by up to 40 percent.

“We are thrilled to announce Agri Automation as the latest Burro distributor. This important development makes Burro the dominant autonomous mobility device for labor collaboration in the Southern Hemisphere,” said Don Black, vice president of growth, Burro. “For operators seeking to solve the challenges of agricultural labour shortages and reduced operational productivity, Burro is the solution, as it offers multi-use applications for high-value permanent crops in both indoor and outdoor settings.”

“We’ve made it our mission to help farmers and fruit growers modernise and future-proof their operations. As a team with decades of experience in farming and farm equipment, our partnership with Burro will enhance our ability to provide exceptional modern technologies and support to our clients. All the products we offer are proven to help reduce operational costs, improve operator experience and safety, and increase the efficiency and productivity of farmers’ businesses,” said Chris Clifford, Managing Director, Agri Automation. “We look forward to putting Burro technologies to work for the New Zealand agriculture industry.”

Two significant operational challenges facing the agriculture industry today are an unprecedented shortage of field laborers and increasing labour costs. Burro resolves these challenges by enabling force multiplication of workers and taking on the burden of carrying and towing heavy loads, while also boosting profitability. In addition to these core capabilities, Burro robots also autonomously follow, scout, patrol and can be outfitted with third-party equipment, such as automatic pollinators and advanced scouting technology, to boost productivity further.

Burro is one of only a few autonomous robotic solutions available for this purpose. In addition to recently achieving the milestone of having travelled 60,000 autonomous miles, the company also has hundreds of robots actively deployed around the world in support of farms and in greenhouses and nurseries.

About Burro
Burro, formally known as Augean Robotics, is a Philadelphia-based robotics company building an autonomous platform designed to free growers and their workforce from tedious tasks, while building the modular base for greater autonomy. Founded in 2017, the company offers the only fully autonomous, plug-and-play collaborative farming robot on the market. To learn more about Burro, visit burro.ai or or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

About Agri Automation
Operating across Australia and New Zealand, Agri Automation offers advanced technology solutions to improve productivity and efficiency. Our team of experienced professionals have a passion for innovation, with a deep understanding of the challenges our customers face we are committed to providing the right tools to optimise their business operations.

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