Graze Inc., a California-based startup testing autonomous and environmentally friendly commercial lawnmowers, is moving its headquarters and research center to Plano, Texas.
Graze is embarking on this relocation to align with the upcoming launch of its highly anticipated commercial-grade robotic lawnmower, set to transform landscaping practices. In collaboration with the city of Plano, Graze is organizing a demonstration of its robotic lawnmower at High Point Park on Jan. 17, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.
"Plano's robust infrastructure, thriving tech community and strategic location provides Graze with an ideal environment to accelerate its vision of creating smarter, more efficient outdoor maintenance solutions," said Mayor John B. Muns. "The city's commitment to innovation and accessibility makes it a fitting choice for a company dedicated to pushing the boundaries of robotics and automation. We are thrilled to welcome Graze, Inc. to Plano and look forward to celebrating many successes together."
Graze is the latest to join the trend of California-based tech companies relocating to Plano. In October, financial technology firm QuickFee shifted its North American headquarters from Santa Monica to Plano.
According to Graze, this relocation places the company at the forefront of the expanding ecosystem of innovative technology companies, contributing to the region's economic and technological advancement. Graze plans to open its new facility in April of 2024 in Plano's Legacy business park.
"The city of Plano and its surrounding area will provide the perfect base for Graze to develop additional innovative solutions for the landscaping industry and grow our position in the marketplace," said Logan Fahey, chief executive officer of Graze. "Since July 2023, Graze's autonomous electric mowers have been used in a pilot landscaping maintenance program at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and we look forward to expanding our business as we provide eco-friendly landscaping solutions for customers throughout Texas and beyond."
On July 26, 2023, the McKinney-based Robin Autopilot, a provider of robotic and land mowing technology announced its partnership with Graze. The two joined forces for a test of the companies’ eco-friendly technologies at the DFW International Airport’s 14,000-acre grass field.