At Manchester City FC's Etihad Campus

The GGM Group have hosted the UK unveiling of the RoviMo, the robotic cylinder cassette mower for professional sports turf, at Manchester City FC's training ground.

The day was attended by turf professionals representing several Premier League football clubs and offered an opportunity to see the machine in action and speak to the manufacturer first-hand.

The manufacturer says the RoviMo is the world's first intelligent electric vehicle capable of mowing patterns autonomously according to the guidelines of national football associations, UEFA, or FIFA, precisely and over the shortest distance, horizontally, vertically and with chessboard pattern, at the touch of a button. Supervision of the mowing process by an employee is not necessary.

GGM Group's commercial director, Andy Melville, said, “The event was a huge success, and we were thrilled to unveil the RoviMo to some of the UK’s leading football clubs at such a superb venue, where our guests were given a real glimpse of the future. RoviMo is the future of turfcare and it adds state of art technology to our portfolio, allowing us to offer customers the next generation of intelligent mowers.  

“We are thrilled to have been involved from the early stages of development of these new innovative machines; they are the perfect addition to our product range as we continue to grow in the sports ground sectors”.

RoviMo is currently in its final stages of development and the event provided an opportunity for industry professionals to see the pre-production prototype first hand and meet the manufacturers in person.

Daniel Lewis from Manchester City said, “The event was a great success and the new machine certainly lived up to expectations. The quality of the cut and the neat finish are essential boxes that needed to be ticked, and the RoviMo did just that.

“The fact that the attendees from other clubs were willing to offer comments freely on future development of the machine demonstrated that the interest is there.”
The GGM Group announced they have signed a distribution agreement with Swiss manufacturer Ronovatec back in January this year.

You can read a full report on the launch by Service Dealer contributor and TurfPro editor, Laurence Gale, in the upcoming edition of the magazine.

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