Graze, Inc., a robotics and automation startup previously based in California, has moved its United States headquarters and R&D Center to Plano.
“The City of Plano and its surrounding area will provide the perfect base for Graze to develop additional innovative solutions for the landscaping industry and grow our position in the marketplace,” said Logan Fahey, chief executive officer of Graze. “Since July 2023, Graze’s autonomous electric mowers have been used in a pilot landscaping maintenance program at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and we look forward to expanding our business as we provide eco-friendly landscaping solutions for customers throughout Texas and beyond.”
The move comes right before the launch of the company’s commercial-grade robotic lawnmower. In anticipation of launching the product, Graze is partnering with the City of Plano to host a demonstration of its robotic lawn mower at 1 p.m. on Jan. 17 at High Point Park, located at 6500 Alma Drive.
The lawnmowers were previously tested in 2023 as part of a partnership with Dallas-based Robin Autopilot at DFW Airport. The product aims to offer an environmentally-friendly, cost-efficient and labor-saving service for residential and commercial landscapes, especially large-scale properties such as airports, golf courses, parks and government facilities, according to a press release from Graze.
“Plano’s robust infrastructure, thriving tech community, and strategic location provides Graze with an ideal environment to accelerate its vision of creating smarter, more efficient outdoor maintenance solutions,” said Plano mayor John Muns. “The city’s commitment to innovation and accessibility makes it a fitting choice for a company dedicated to pushing the boundaries of robotics and automation. We are thrilled to welcome Graze, Inc. to Plano and look forward to celebrating many successes together.”
Graze, Inc. plans to open it’s new facility in April of 2024 in the Legacy business park.