FEBRUARY 6, 2023

Kum & Go partners with ICE Cobotics to elevate customer experience and in-store operations

Cobi  18, autonomous scrubber, cleaning at Kum & Go convenience store

Kum & Go is deploying ICE Cobotics’ Cobi 18, a compact autonomous floor scrubber, to help elevate their customer experience and give customers “what they deserve” through more efficient in-store operations. 

Zeeland, Mich.--February 6, 2023—Today, ICE Cobotics and Kum & Go announced the adoption of ICE Cobotics’ Cobi 18 to be deployed across Kum & Go’s 400+ locations. 

Integrating Cobi 18, a floor cleaning cobot, will allow Kum & Go to continue to live out their purpose to ‘make days better’ by freeing up associates to deliver more of the exceptional customer service they’re known for. 

Leveraging autonomous technology like Cobi 18 helps free up associates from repetitive work and allows them to focus on keeping shelves and coolers fully stocked, focus on delivering fresh food offerings, and increasing engagement with in-store customers. All this to enhance the customer-centric community Kum & Go is known for. 

Cobi 18 is designed for small spaces and easily navigates tight aisles and around moving and stationary objects, and it is an inexpensive way for convenience stores to innovate their focus on facility cleanliness.

ICE Cobotics Cobi 18, autonomous floor scrubber at Kum & Go Convenience stores

Cobi can easily be deployed multiple times per day to clean floors, ensuring customers experience a clean environment every time they walk through the door. 

Kum and Go takes pride in their clean stores and ICE Cobotics is committed to healthier environments through autonomous cleaning solutions. Together, the partnership takes cleaning to a whole new level. 

“Kum & Go’s continuous improvement culture drives us to find equipment and process improvements that make it easier for our store associates to execute,” said Marty Roush, Vice President of Operations at Kum & Go. “The choice was easy given the full support model ICE Cobotics provides. We are excited to participate in the development of the Cobi 18 to support stores during times of staffing challenges. Our associates and customers think Cobi is fun, which means it gets used more than any scrubber we have utilized in our stores to date. We’re glad to have Cobi helping us elevate our associate and customer experience.” 

“ICE Cobotics is proud to work with partners like Kum & Go who exhibit a commitment to innovation and enhancing the guest experience in their impeccably clean stores,” said Chris Wetmore, Vice President Sales at ICE Cobotics. “The partnership and adoption of Cobi is a natural fit due to Cobi’s ability to help increase efficiencies and productivity by freeing up staff in busy convenience stores. We are excited to continue to work with Kum & Go and their amazing people as they implement cleaning automation across their footprint nationally.” 


Founded in 2011, ICE Cobotics is an innovative floor cleaning equipment company with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. ICE Cobotics develops and offers a range of autonomous and intelligent solutions to help its clients to achieve superior cleaning outcomes, greater efficiency, and a happier workforce. 

To learn more about ICE Cobotics visit: www.us.icecobotics.com

Follow ICE Cobotics on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ice-robotics/ 


Established in Hampton, Iowa in 1959, Kum & Go is a fourth-generation, family-owned convenience store chain providing a fresh perspective by meeting customers where they are and offering them the choices they deserve. For over 60 years, the company has been dedicated to sharing 10% of all profits back to the communities it serves.

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