The lull in disclosure on the part of Ecovacs and Roborock, which together grab a domestic market share of more than 50%, has called their financial well-being into question.
Rox Motor has been a massive gambit by Chang Jing, founder, chairman and CEO of Roborock, one of China's leading suppliers of robot vacuums, scrubbers and other home cleaning gadgets.
As a robot vacuum war heats ups in China and growth of the category slows, the focus of the industry has shifted from technical improvement to lean operation and cost reduction.
Users can create a map of their homes on mobile phone and mark the areas needed to be cleaned as well as no-go zones to steer clear of.
China's saturated EV space is on the brink of a major shakeup. Consolidation is expected, since many loss-making players won't survive the cash-burning game and will be pushed out of the market.
Roborock attributed its success to sustainable business development at home and abroad, thanks to a strategy of tapping deeper into the domestic market while expanding internationally.
Coupled with motion control algorithms, G20 can identify carpeted floors and autonomously switch to a vacuuming mode only. By lifting the mopping cloth off the floor, it avoids soiling the carpet.
Darob is one of dozens of startups that have made its foray into vacuum cleaning robotics, a segment already teeming with entrenched players like Ecovacs (科沃斯, 603486.SH) and Roborock (石头科技, 688169.SH) as well as up-and-comers like Narwal (云鲸).
According to third-party statistics, the cumulative sales of G10S reached 264,600 units through online retail channels in 2022, becoming the best-selling robot cleaner in the domestic market.
The timing of Robock's suspected entry into the white goods sector has sparked as much speculation as perplexity.
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