Bizerba (Germany, Israel) - Press Release: Bizerba, leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for the retail and food industry, has announced it has entered a partnership agreement with KanduAI, a developer and distributor of solutions for AI-based object recognition, whose technology will be integrated into the RetailApp ObjectRecognition in the future. The new partnership will enable customers in the retail sector to automatically recognise fruit and vegetables on Bizerba self-service scales.
KanduAI, founded in 2018 in Israel, is a start-up that focuses on developing AI-based object recognition for the retail sector, especially smart checkout and the self-service sector – and it is precisely this field where it will be cooperating with Bizerba in the future: Their technology will be integrated into Bizerba’s RetailApp ObjectRecognition. Self-service scales from Bizerba that are equipped with the app will automatically recognise the fruit and vegetables placed on them. Customers will no longer have to enter article numbers or search for the correct number themselves.
Retail object recognition:
Thanks to the cooperation, KanduAI‘s AI will be able to access and leverage the master data of the PC scale software RetailPowerScale. Whenever an item is placed on a scale’s load plate, the scale takes a picture and makes it available to the AI. The AI determines which item it is and presents the customer with a series of suggestions for selecting the correct item. This procedure avoids the tedious sifting through long item lists and incorrectly entering item numbers.
"Artificial intelligence is more than just a buzzword, and the technology is capable of achieving far more than the general public may be aware of in view of tools such as ChatGPT. It offers real added value, for companies and private customers alike." says Robert Reiss, Director Product and Innovation Management, Bizerba. "That is why we're excited to work with a partner like KanduAI to reimagine the end customer shopping experience with our smart scales."
"Bizerba has been setting technological standards in retail for decades – so it is only logical and consistent that we are now entering into this partnership." says Ariel Shemesh, Co-Founder and CEO, KanduAI. “We are very much looking forward to cooperating and continuing our journey together."
Founded in 2018, KanduAI is a Tel Aviv based AI startup company specializing in edge AI for retail use cases.
Powered by its edge optimized ML training and inference engine KanduAI provides state of the art Edge AI computer vision solutions to retailers worldwide by automatically identifying products without barcodes.
KanduAI technology is used by retailers and retail vendors in various scenarios such as produce recognition, checkout loss prevention, smart carts and express checkout machines.
Bizerba offers its customers in industry, trade, and logistics a globally unique solutions portfolio of hardware and software around the central value "weight". This portfolio includes products and solutions related to slicing, processing, weighing, cashing, checking, commissioning and labeling. A wide range of services from consulting and service, labels and consumables to leasing complete the portfolio.
Since 1866 Bizerba has made a significant contribution to the developments in the area of weighing technology and today is represented in 120 countries. The customer base includes globally operating companies in trade and industry as well as retailers, bakeries and butcheries. With around 4.500 employees worldwide and with its headquarters in Balingen, Baden Wuerttemberg, Bizerba has been in the same family for five generations. Additional production facilities are located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, China and USA. Bizerba also has a global network of sales and service locations.