Scythe Launches Expanded Production Facility in Response to Strong Customer Demand

Company more than doubles the size of its corporate headquarters and manufacturing line located in Boulder County, CO

Scythe Robotics Launches Expanded Production Facility in Response to Strong Customer Demand

This newly expanded 28,000 sq ft facility will support Scythe's continue growth as they begin ramping production of the next generation of M.52

Boulder County, CO – (March 14, 2024) – Scythe Robotics, the Colorado-based company developing advanced, commercial-grade autonomous solutions for the landscape industry, this week officially opened the doors of its newly expanded headquarters and manufacturing facility in Boulder County, CO. The expansion comes in response to the phenomenal demand from landscape contractors for Scythe M.52 – the company’s all electric, fully autonomous commercial mower that has a waitlist thousands of units long. 

More than double the size of the original space, the 28,000-square-foot facility marks a pivotal step in accommodating Scythe's continued rapid growth. The company will build and deploy more than 100 mowers in the coming months, ramping production to 8 units a week. Increased production volumes are projected in the second half of the year when Scythe debuts the next generation of M.52. To accommodate its 80 employees, 60 of whom are based in Colorado, the larger headquarters also provides ample office and meeting areas that will support increased company activity and forecasted headcount growth. 

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"The opening of our state-of-the-art robotics facility accelerates our ability to deliver high-quality, game-changing machines to our customers for the upcoming mowing season," said Jack Morrison, co-founder and CEO of Scythe. "We are proud that our growth is generating meaningful job opportunities within Colorado's burgeoning cleantech sector and advancing our state’s culture of collaboration and creativity. Boulder County’s diverse talent pool and inspiring landscape make it the ideal place for Scythe to innovate and lead the way in robotics."

The strategic location in Longmont offers close proximity to esteemed universities, a vibrant and expanding robotics community, and the allure of Colorado's outdoor lifestyle, making it an ideal choice for Scythe to anchor its headquarters. With special recognition from the State of Colorado and the City of Longmont, Scythe will continue to create high-quality jobs in Boulder County for individuals across a wide range of skills and backgrounds. 

"Colorado is leading the nation in the industries of tomorrow and we are thrilled to see Scythe Robotics expand in Colorado, creating 394 good-paying jobs and helping to pioneer the future of robotics. Colorado’s highly educated workforce, pro-business environment, and commitment to innovation make us the best place to live, work, and do business,” said Governor Polis in a statement. 

"Colorado ranks fifth in the nation as a cleantech hub, and companies like Scythe Robotics play an important role in advancing this key industry,” added OEDIT Executive Director Eve Lieberman. “We are pleased to see the company expand in Longmont, creating new good-paying jobs while contributing to our state’s ongoing leadership in cleantech.” 

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In the design of the production line, Scythe implemented a unidirectional movement system that empowers the manufacturing team to monitor progress visually, minimize waste, and operate at peak efficiency. This ensures that each M.52 unit meets stringent quality standards and delivery schedules. Spanning 300 feet from end to end, the upgraded warehouse and production line also feature innovative amenities such as raising platforms, agile cranes, and dedicated assembly stations. These additions prioritize the comfort and productivity of Scythe's assembly technicians, reducing time and effort expended in the assembly of a complex machine. 

"Ensuring a quality product that is delivered in a timely manner hinges on our ability to proactively optimize workflows throughout the manufacturing process," said Kip Atkinson, senior manufacturing engineer at Scythe. "Through the adoption of lean manufacturing principles, we swiftly pinpoint and rectify any production or testing errors before the mower leaves our facility. Our rigorous criteria during the production process guarantees that our customers receive machines of utmost safety and reliability, consistently delivering superior outcomes."

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Scythe CEO Jack Morrison gives a toast at the producution line launch party

About Scythe Robotics

Scythe Robotics provides the commercial landscape industry with powerful commercial-grade, all-electric autonomous equipment solutions for more sustainably maintaining outdoor environments. The company’s first commercial mower, Scythe M.52, has the most advanced autonomy technology on the market, bringing greater precision, productivity and scale. Scythe Robotics is headquartered in Longmont, Colorado. Find out more at and follow Scythe on social to stay up-to-date with the latest news.


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