Sawyer robot to be distributed by automation providers in France, UK and Israel
Rethink Robotics is continuing its global expansion with new distribution partnerships with four separate automation providers three different countries.
In France, Rethink has signed up Humarobotics; in the UK, two companies – Active8 Robots and Cobotix; and iCobots in Israel.
Rethink says its new distribution partners will “help manufacturers gain flexibility and improve production processes by deploying Rethink’s smart, collaborative Sawyer robot”.
Rethink says it is driving a “new norm in manufacturing around the world”, with its family of smart, collaborative robots that adapt to real-world variability, change applications and perform tasks like people do.
The company claims to be a pioneer in the category of collaborative robots. Headquartered in Boston in 2012, Rethink is now working to spur innovation and growth in EMEA and beyond.
These new partnerships further expand Rethink’s global network of distributors after the company recently signed agreements with automation providers in Germany, China, Japan and Mexico.
Based in Bordeaux, Humarobotics, together with its parent company, Génération Robots, has been providing leading technologies to industrial clients throughout France since 2008.
Bringing together a mix of robotics expertise and the highest levels of customer service, Humarobotics says it is helping manufacturers add efficiency and flexibility into their operations.
A full service provider in the UK, Active8 Robots brings more than a century of experience in industrial robot design, integration and, more recently, collaborative robots.
Also based in the UK, Cobotix has more than 35 years in the machine tooling market, and has assembled a dedicated team of field personnel strategically stationed throughout the British Isles.
iCobots aims to import the latest technology to boost the global competitiveness of Israeli manufacturers. The company is said to have ties to major multinational clients in the electronics, metal fabrication, plastics, consumer goods industries and more.
“For countries around the globe, the race to smart manufacturing is on, and our smart, collaborative robots are playing a major role in that race,” said Scott Eckert, president and CEO of Rethink Robotics.
“The demand we have seen for Sawyer around the world clearly demonstrates the value manufacturers place on a robot that can help them be more efficient and responsive to customer demand.
“These four new distribution partners will help manufacturers in France, the UK and Israel rise above the competition in the global manufacturing landscape.”