At the recent UP.Summit, Teleo, a prominent name in construction automation, shared several updates concerning its product, customer acquisitions, and expanded partnerships.
Florida's Tomahawk Construction is set to become the first company to implement Teleo's autonomous capabilities at an active construction site. Starting in December, Tomahawk's articulated dump trucks will employ autonomous functions in building a residential community in Naples, FL. Additionally, Teleo disclosed deals with eight new construction entities, including Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC. These collaborations have resulted in orders for a combined 42 machines.
Furthermore, Teleo's dealer network is expanding. Ozark Laser, Murphy Tractor, and Position Partners are the latest additions, solidifying Teleo's presence across seven US states, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.
Vinay Shet, Co-founder and CEO of Teleo, highlighted the growing demand for their solutions.
"Given the labor shortages in construction, our technology offers an efficient alternative. It not only optimizes the use of machinery but also ensures a safer, more comfortable environment for operators," he noted.
Tomahawk Construction's Adoption of Autonomous Capabilities
Tomahawk Construction will be utilizing Teleo's autonomous tramming feature. This capability allows material to be transported autonomously from one location to another. The introduction of this feature will initially be on three machines, with plans to expand to twelve within a few months. By leveraging this automation, one operator can manage multiple machines simultaneously, enhancing their overall efficiency.
Scott Lyons, Managing Member of Tomahawk Construction, expressed optimism about this collaboration, citing the potential for increased operational efficiency.
Teleo's Ongoing Autonomy Tests and New Customer Acquisitions
Teleo has been testing its autonomous functions on equipment at its Pleasanton, CA proving grounds, and at the Ouluzone race track in Finland. The newly acquired eight customers plan to deploy the Teleo-enabled machines across 17 job sites in eight US states and Europe. Teleo aims to retrofit various machine brands for remote and autonomous operations.
Andy DeCraene, Vice President of Ajax Paving, stressed the significance of Teleo's technology, particularly for the asphalt industry, emphasizing its potential to transform operations across various sites.
Dealer Network Expansion
Teleo's global dealer partner network, initiated in 2023, has been expanding. New partnerships with Ozark Laser, Murphy Tractor, and Position Partners will further solidify Teleo's footprint across various regions.