RC Mowers has been named to Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023, placing 10th in the robotics category. This year’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow.
Fast Company – the business magazine that focuses on technology, business and design – publishes its “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list each year, providing a firsthand look at inspiring and innovative efforts of companies across all sectors of the economy.
“This year’s list compiles some of the most cutting-edge groundbreakers who are changing our world every single day, from legacy organizations like McDonald’s to upstarts like MrBeast and institutions such as NASA,” says Brendan Vaughn, Fast Company editor-in-chief. “Everyone on this list does something completely, uniquely different, yet, they all have one thing in common: innovation.”
RC Mowers, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, first introduced its remote-operated robotic mowers to the commercial mowing industry in 2018 and is now a $20 million company employing more than 50 workers. This growth also has resulted in the construction of a new $5 million facility that more than triples its original office and production space (the facility opened last month). Last year, the company launched its new line of Autonomous Mowing Robots (AMRs) with the promise of helping landscapers address the on-going labor shortage and increase profitability.
“We are proud of our commitment to provide the commercial mowing industry with solutions that help our customers solve real-world problems such as the labor shortage, worker safety and retention, and razor thin profit margins,” says RC Mowers CEO Michael Brandt. “For example, our remote-operated robotic mowers reduce safety concerns by tackling steep slopes in place of crews using string-trimmers on foot, often saving 90 percent or more on manual labor. Our Autonomous Mowing Robot (AMR) allows a single operator to generate the same revenue as a crew of three. Our technology has redefined the business of mowing.”