Axiom Energy has secured more than one million dollars in orders for the Axiom Cloud, a software platform that leverages artificial intelligence to solve some of the largest energy and maintenance problems that grocery chains face.
Customers of the AI software include Whole Foods Market, Arcticom, Clima-Tech, as well as other North American supermarket chains and maintenance providers.
The orders, which have all come within six months of launching the Axiom Cloud, include multi-site roll-outs.
“Since we rolled out the Axiom Cloud, the response we have received from customers has been overwhelming,” said Amrit Robbins, CEO of Axiom Exergy.
“It’s clear that there is pent-up demand for real solutions to the tough energy and maintenance problems plaguing this industry. We’ve been able to go from a proof of concept to significant market traction in a pretty short time period.”
The lightweight Axiom Cloud platform can be quickly deployed to existing and new commercial refrigeration systems, such as those found in supermarkets, cold storage facilities, and food processing plants, to transform them into more intelligent, flexible, and resilient assets.
Axiom Exergy initially developed the Axiom Cloud software to operate its Refrigeration Battery solution, which adds thermal storage capacity to existing commercial refrigeration systems.
The company then realized that the software had standalone value and began developing additional features that leverage the AI platform to deliver significant benefits for customers with large cooling loads.
One of the new developments that the Axiom team incorporated into their offering is the Virtual Technician service, which has generated interest from multiple refrigeration O&M providers.
The Axiom Cloud also allows O&M providers to decrease the costs associated with servicing refrigeration systems.
Axiom Exergy has already begun operating the Axiom Cloud at many of the contracted sites and has begun planning for additional deployments in 2020.
“The more sites we install, the smarter our algorithms are going to be and the more value we can provide to our customers,” said Mr Robbins. “This is an exciting time for Axiom.”