One of the UK’s leading providers of transport technology solutions is planning to list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange as it looks to accelerate growth across its aviation division.
Aurrigo International plc, which was formed 29 years ago by brothers David and Graham Keene, has raised £8m to fund strategic expansion plans that will see the continued development and future roll-out of its Auto-Dolly product, an autonomous vehicle for carrying cargo and luggage at airports around the world.
Located at its advanced engineering center in Coventry, the new investment will be used to scale up future production and build on successful trials at Changi International Airport in Singapore and Gerald R Ford International Airport in North America.
More than 50 jobs are set to be created in the UK and at overseas sales and technical offices in North America and the Far East.
Prof. David Keene, CEO of Aurrigo International plc, said, “The global transportation market is ripe for disruption. Aviation has significant structural constraints, with decades old technology/equipment and labor shortages hampering its recovery from Covid-19 and its long-term growth prospects.
“Our innovative, autonomous technologies are ready to revolutionize airport ground handling of baggage and cargo, and our Auto-Sim ‘digital twin’ modelling software can unlock efficiencies for all aspects of airport operations worldwide.
“With 29 years’ experience in the automotive sector and expertise in complex project delivery programs means that we are very well positioned to deliver on these products, which have immense potential to solve a serious industry problem internationally.”
He continued: “An AIM IPO represents a significant milestone for Aurrigo and provides a platform to fulfil our potential whilst making a meaningful difference to airports, airlines, passengers and cargo around the world.”
Aurrigo International plc placed 41,666,667 ordinary shares at 48 pence per share on Thursday’s listing, giving the company a market capitalization at the commencement of dealings of £20million.
Singer Capital Markets acted as Nominated Adviser and Broker to the company.