Meanwhile, a French start-up created in December 2017, a recognized specialist in autonomous and intelligent transport robotics, welcomes a Family Office* to its capital this year with the aim of accelerating its growth by strengthening its positions in France while by attacking the international market.
Today, Meanwhile is above all 17* committed and passionate collaborators with a large number of functional solutions in mobile robotics. The first solutions were launched in particular in 2018, with a total of more than ten extremely satisfied Key Account customers in the fields of semiconductors, automotive, industry, health, luxury and even health establishments such as the CHU of Nantes and the CH of Cholet.
Work, expertise and innovation have enabled the company to develop a robust business model to establish itself in a rapidly changing market.
After having multiplied its turnover by 3 with 2 successive years in equilibrium, Meanwhile brings in a new investor in its capital. He is a major French industrialist in total agreement with the raison d’être of the company: “Innovation only takes place on the condition of being at the service of the human being”, with his vision and the fundamental values that drive all employees. He is a “benevolent and patient” background, who wants to help the Meanwhile team to write its story while guaranteeing its independence over the long term. The objective is to support the company to continue to grow its team, develop new robot models and deploy its solutions internationally.
The Meanwhile team (photo 2021)
About: Meanwhile offers autonomous mobile robotic solutions for transporting goods through different infrastructures. “Meanwhile”, women and men can concentrate on the core business. Created in 2017, the company installs its solutions in healthcare establishments, manufacturing industries and establishments open to the public. Capable of taking the elevator, Meanwhile mobile robots can navigate complex environments with the presence of stretcher-bearers, the public or even handling equipment. All while ensuring optimal efficiency in their transport and without modifying the existing infrastructure.
* Family Office: private organization intended to supervise and control the assets of one or more families.
** By counting the people seconded to the research laboratories as well as the employment contracts signed to date.