Trombia Technologies unveils the world’s first high power autonomous street sweeper

Finnish street maintenance technology developer Trombia Technologies launches the world’s first full-power autonomous street sweeper. The company’s Trombia Free cleaning devices use less than 15% of the power required by currently available heavy suction sweeping technologies. This unlocks the potential for mass-electrification and carbon-neutralization of one of the heaviest vehicle technologies currently in use in the cities globally.

“We think about the over 3 million CO2 kg tons of carbon emissions that high power diesel-fueled suction street sweepers around the world produce annually. The current vehicle technology relies on suction performance that was invented in the 1950s. We simply cannot enter 2020s green and sustainable era with such outdated solution. With the Trombia technology we are able to take down the power requirement dramatically, so turning it into a beautiful and powerful, electrified and autonomous device has been an exciting journey to this day.”

Antti Nikkanen, CEO, Trombia Technologies

Trombia Free’s futuristic and pioneering design is designed by Huld

People don’t like the way street sweepers look today and Trombia Technologies wanted to change that. The Industrial Design department at Huld is proudly presenting the futuristic and pioneering design of the new autonomous Trombia Free street sweeper.

“We wanted to have more futuristic look and respect the Nordic elegance. Huld’s designer Iiro Laaksonen had the same ambition levels when creating the artwork and the design of Trombia Free. Thanks to Iiro, we have been able to develop a product and a solution that citizens want to their streets.” says Antti Nikkanen.

“It has been an honour to design this kind of pioneering product.” says Iiro Laaksonen, one of the Lead Designers at Huld. Iiro had a chance to be part of the story by creating the design for the Trombia Free.

The carbon free and autonomous product, Trombia Free, is expected to roll-out through a Pilot Programme in 2021 to mass-deliveries in early 2022.

For more information:
Iiro Laaksonen, iiro.laaksonen@huld.io

Trombia Technologies is a Finnish road maintenance equipment manufacturer known for its innovation for dust and snow clearing technologies. The parent company Snowek Oy was founded in Kuopio, Finland in 2011 the company and has since grown into a global player in high end wheel loader and tractor snow plow and sweeper attachments. 

Company’s flagship innovation, Trombia sweeping technology, is designed to offer sweeping operators global-wide a more sustainable, cost-efficient, easier-to maintain and faster alternative for combating both mechanical debris and fine dust challenges in paved areas.

Trombia Free autonomous sweepers, launched on the September 29th, 2020, outline the company’s vision to grow from a fast-growing SME and innovator, into the world’s leading city sweeping technology provider in the modern greener and more sustainable city cleaning era.

Pictures © Trombia Technologies & Iiro Laaksonen