Nala Robotics enters into food-tech deal with Saudi Excellence Company

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Officials from Nala Robotics & Saudi Excellence Company during the signing ceremony.

US-based leading artificial intelligence technology company, Nala Robotics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the provider of AI and financial technology services, Saudi Excellence Company to develop, market, and deliver autonomous food services to Kingdom.

According to the MoU, Nala Robotics would provide AI-powered robotics software and hardware to Saudi food producers so they can make higher quality, more affordable edibles faster and more efficiently.

The Saudi Excellence Company is a subsidiary of Al-Ramez International Group, which operates in various sectors, such as general trading, contracting, design consultancy, advertising, and publicity.

The company said in a statement that “the partnership, signed during the global AI summit 2022, enables Food-Tech marketplace by setting up first AI-based robotic Cloud Kitchen and R&D hub in Saudi Arabia.”

Mr. Balaji Koneru, General Manager – Asia Pacific at Nala Robotics said that the partnership with the Saudi Excellence Company will help Nala Robotics maximize its strategic geographic position and grow business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The company further noted that Saudi Arabia’s first AI-based robotic cloud kitchen will prepare and cook Shawarma, Doner, Tamiya, and other Middle Eastern cuisines.

“The focus of our collaboration is to bring the latest AI robotics technology to the food service sector throughout Saudi Arabia and beyond. By leveraging both of our company’s strengths in technology innovation, we will be able to further revolutionize the country’s culinary industry while creating new opportunities for entrepreneurial endeavors and enhanced job fulfillment and growth,” commented Mr. Omar Mian, chief innovation advisor at Saudi Excellence Company.

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