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Estonian supermarket chain Selver installs automated store technology

Selver, an Estonian supermarket chain, has introduced fully automated store or locker technology at one of its 50 or more locations.

The store was developed, manufactured and supplied by Cleveron, a technology company which produces a range of automated item-dispensing systems, often using the word “robot” to describe them.

The Cleveron 501 is a stationary automated store that enables customers to receive online-ordered groceries without human contact. The first robotic grocery locker is situated on the outskirts of Tallinn, in front of Peetri Selver. 

Selver’s CEO Kristi Lomp, says: “After having gone through the nationwide state of emergency, we can affirm that e-Selver is a completely queueless online store. We have streamlined our work processes to ensure that orders received in the morning are delivered on the same day.

“In case of a surge in demand, we guarantee that our online store will no longer have any queues. This grocery robot is another option to receive groceries and household goods conveniently.”

Arno Kütt, Cleveron’s CEO, says it is “delightful” to see how innovative companies are deploying Cleveron’s technology in Estonia.

Kütt says: “Selver and Cleveron were brought together by a common goal – to offer the best solutions for customers. All our products, from simple APMs to grocery robots, have to be easy-to-use and save time for end-users. Selver wants to offer just that.”

Cleveron 501 is a unique robotic click and collect solution designed to offer curbside grocery pickup anywhere, anytime.

Thanks to its two temperature zones, the grocery robot can store everything from vegetables to ice cream. Cleveron 501 brings grocers closer to customers and helps companies adjust to a growing number of online orders.

Cleveron’s innovative last-mile solutions streamline click and collect processes in many different business sectors.

Today, Cleveron’s lockers and parcel robots deliver parcels, documents, car keys, rented items, and even prescription medicines in 25 countries. Cleveron’s grocery robots are also used by Coop Estonia and Salling Group in Denmark.

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