TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / ACCESSWIRE / July 14, 2022 / A2Z Smart Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:AZ) (TSXV:AZ), today announced that it has expanded its existing line of credit with Acromatis, a manufacturing partner for the Company's Cust2Mate Smart Carts. The expanded credit line will enable the manufacturing of an additional 5,000 of the Company's Generation 2.5 and Generation 2.8 Smart Carts without effecting the Company's working capital. The aggregate amount of the credit line will be up to US$17 million.
Pursuant to the terms of the credit line, Cust2Mate will pay Acromitis 20% of the manufacturing cost as a down payment (this amount is typically covered by the first payment from the retailer). The remaining balance will be paid upon receipt of payment from the customer.
A2Z's state-of-the-art generation 2.5 and Generation 2.8 Smart Carts provide a contactless and convenient shopping experience by recognizing every purchased item and enabling in-cart payment so that shoppers don't have to wait on lines. The platform also allows retail grocers to direct shoppers to discounted products with in-store promotions and collects valuable in-store shopping data to optimize operations and inventory management.
Rafael Yam, CEO of Cust2Mate, commented, "Acromatis is a valued manufacturing partner, and the extension of our existing credit line provides us with the financial flexibility to significantly increase our capacity to produce large volumes of Cust2Mate Smart Carts. We are seeing retailers around the world embrace the benefits of frictionless retail solutions, and this line of credit supports our manufacturing capabilities to meet the expected increased demand without diluting shareholder value."
About A2Z Smart Technologies Corp
A2Z Smart Technologies Corp. creates innovative solutions for complex challenges. A2Z's flagship product is the world's first proven-in-use mobile self-checkout shopping chart. With its user-friendly smart algorithm, touch screen, and computer-vision system, Cust2Mate streamlines the retail shopping experience by scanning purchased products and enabling in-cart payment so that customers can simply "pick & go", and bypass long cashier checkout lines. This results in a more efficient shopping experience for customers, less unused shelf-space and manpower requirements, and advanced command and control capabilities for store managers.
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