A robotics company which provides real-time, on-shelf inventory data for the retail industry has opened its first international office in Sheffield.
Bossa Nova has previously deployed its technology in Walmart store in the US. The new office will enable it to meet UK demand for its autonomous robot and real-time data services.
Alongside the opening of the Sheffield office, the company has also announced the appointment of Red McKay as managing director.
Bossa Nova said it chose Sheffield for its universities’ excellence in robotics and access to world-class talent. It will also be able to advance its partnerships with the UK robotics industry.
Martin Hitch, co-founder and chief business officer of Bossa Nova, said: “The UK is a natural extension for our retail service solutions, and we expect rapid expansion under the leadership of Red McKay.
“Red’s experience of working for retailers and their suppliers will ensure a successful launch of our services in the UK.”
Graham Stuart, minister for investment, added: “Sheffield has access to first-class talent and a global reputation for excellence in robotics, so it is no surprise Bossa Nova has chosen to open its first international HQ in the city. Bossa Nova’s office move is another endorsement of Britain’s world-class investment environment, particularly outside of London, for the world’s leading tech companies.”