Rhea Vendors Group SpA and SECO SpA have signed a partnership agreement for the development of innovative solutions in the world of vending, coffee machines and automated retail.
The partnership will have an immediate impact on the industry: the new generation of Rhea vending machines will adopt Clea, the integrated software platform with IoT and artificial intelligence functionalities developed by SECO Mind.
Rhea will use a custom solution powered by SECO, an integrated system combining an edge platform and a human-machine interface which has recently entered the mass production phase.
Clea will be installed on all new Rhea machines, giving rise to an all-in-one infrastructure which collects data from the field, transfers it to the Cloud and analyses it in real time, returning high value-added information that enables a data-driven business processes.
‘Innovation, quality and sustainability have always been the core values of Rhea’, said Andrea Pozzolini, CEO of Rhea Vendors Group. ‘We are very pleased to find these same values in SECO, a solid and dynamic company with whom, I am sure, we will share a future of mutual commitment and satisfaction. Implementing and using an IoT-Ai platform like CLEA means Rhea Vendors is in step with a rapidly evolving world. Our ability to offer increasingly innovative and customizable solutions will enable us to raise the level of service we can offer our customers.’
The partnership allows Rhea to make its installed base monitoring more efficient and effective, optimising its asset management costs and, above all, to activate a new set of functionalities available both to its own customers and to the end users.
Massimo Mauri, CEO of SECO, was equally upbeat: ‘We are delighted with our partnership with Rhea. We share their passion and their commitment to innovation, quality and sustainability. We are happy to support our clients in a scenario where IoT and Artificial Intelligence are becoming a must-have for every company.’
The installation of Clea on Rhea’s machines will start in 2022, followed by a roll-out to approximately 40,000 existing units.
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