Autonomous delivery vehicle innovator expands operations to Fort Worth
Published on September 23, 2022
Clevon, the autonomous delivery vehicle innovator, announced the expansion of its global operations to North America with the opening of its Center of Excellence and U.S. headquarters in Fort Worth’s Mobility Innovation Zone in the Alliance corridor.
The company introduced the next-generation autonomous delivery vehicle, the CLEVON 1, as the first robot courier in Europe to offer autonomous delivery services on public roads, starting with DPD (part of LaPoste) and most recently working with customers including DHL Express Estonia in Tallinn and IKI stores in Vilnius, Lithuania, delivering groceries, among others.
Clevon is expanding into the North American market as the pressure from businesses to offer on-demand, same-day or next-day delivery of goods and services continues to skyrocket. Clevon’s unmanned autonomous delivery vehicles will drive on public roads and enable the transportation of goods to be more energy-efficient, cost-effective and scalable.
“By expanding into North America, Celvon is furthering its mission to develop vehicles that save energy, are environmentally friendly and contribute towards a climate-neutral economy. We do this by supporting smart and sustainable communities through positively impacting our clients’ carbon emission reduction targets,” said Sandler Sebastian Agur, CEO of Clevon.
“We are thrilled to call the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex our new home in the U.S. and very much appreciate the warm welcome and support of the local business communities and government leaders. We look forward to helping the local economy grow and thrive through job creation, technology innovation and leadership.”
“We are pioneering the future of mobility right here in Fort Worth, especially with the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone serving as a hub for exciting innovation. I am thrilled to welcome Clevon to our city and our business community, and I look forward to seeing how their expansion to Fort Worth supports their continued growth in the autonomous delivery vehicle market,” said Mayor Mattie Parker.
“Clevon is an exciting addition to Fort Worth's mobility sector, and a natural fit for the growing logistics network at Alliance,” said Robert Sturns, the City of Fort Worth’s director of economic development. “The collaborations taking place at the Mobility Innovation Zone right now will have a massive impact on how goods and services are delivered all over the world, and Clevon’s impressive technology and environmental focus will play an important role in that effort for years to come.”
The global autonomous last-mile delivery market is expected to grow almost five times to $57 billion in the next six years, according to Fortune Business Insights. This growth presents a significant challenge for global e-commerce businesses and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, who will need to differentiate and innovate their last mile delivery solutions to compete in a marketplace where on-demand delivery options dominate.
Photo: Clevon’s self-driving delivery vehicles and U.S. headquarters are making their way to Fort Worth's Mobility Innovation Zone.
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