Atos, a technology company which has a huge interests in digitalisation of industry, says it plans to acquire Siemens Convergence Creators, a global multi-industry digital transformation solutions provider.
Atos says CVC’s highly skilled engineers and a total headcount of approximately 800 staff deliver software based solutions in the fields of communication networks, service and customer management, public safety and security, multimedia infotainment, as well as space technology.
Neato Robotics, which mainly makes robotic vacuum cleaners for the home, has been acquired by Vorwerk. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Vorwerk first invested in Neato Robotics in 2010. With this acquisition, the German family-owned enterprise says it is enhancing its strategic position on the emerging global market for home robot vacuums.
Industrial giant ABB is reporting a 3 per cent growth in total orders across its operation, but most of it seems to be coming from robotics.
Net income was $525 million – for the second quarter ending July 6. Gross profit, however, was down 5 per cent, and was only $1 billion. Total revenues were up 1 per cent at almost $8.5 billion.
ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer says: “In Q2, ABB continued to build its growth momentum as our targeted initiatives are delivering. Order growth was broad-based and across all regions.
“Our industry-leading digital offering, ABB Ability, is taking off and starting to contribute to growth.
“Operational performance in the power grids and industrial automation divisions was solid in the quarter. Electrification products and robotics and motion improved margins sequentially, but were not able to fully compensate commodity price headwinds and overcapacity during the quarter. Continue reading Robotics and automation news is good for ABB, says CEO
Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media has bought The Robot Report for an undisclosed sum.
TheRobotReport.com was founded in 2008 by Frank Tobe, and is one of the leading websites in this growing sector of publishing.
The website covers robotics in a variety of business segments, including transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and even outer space. It has an international perspective, covering many countries around the globe. Continue reading WTWH Media buys The Robot Report
Comau has agreed a new partnership with MVB Automation in Brazil. Founded over 10 years ago, the company is a system integrator based in Camaçari, Bahia, with about 90 experts in the field of factory automation.
MVB serves a variety of customers in general industry with robotics solutions, automation controls, process simulation and tooling.
Industrial energy and automation giant wins three key digital orders from major Canadian customers
ABB has officially inaugurated its new $90 million Canadian headquarters and Customer Innovation Center, which will serve 700 employees who were previously spread across six locations in Greater Montreal.
Tharsus Group, a 50-year-old UK-based designer and manufacturer of automation and robotics equipment, has expanded its operations by opening a new office in County Durham, in north England.
The Northumberland-based business, which delivers commercial robotics and automated solutions to some of the world’s leading companies, opened an office at the North East Technology Park (NetPark) in Sedgefield, as part of an initiative to widen its access to the North East’s talented pool of engineering professionals.
Akasol says it has agreed a deal with “an internationally operating commercial vehicle manufacturer based in northern Europe” for the serial production of lithium-ion battery systems for its entire fleet of e-buses.
Akasol claims the contract with the original equipment manufacturer is worth “hundreds of millions of euros” and lasts until 2023, and outlines a close, long-term partnership between both companies and involves the supply of up to 4,500 battery systems.
Whenever you have a good idea, you can be sure someone, somewhere has got the same idea, and has probably already built a prototype or even a business out of it.
In the internet age, you’ve gotta move fast if you’re going to succeed in the making business. Or maybe try and think of an entirely original idea no one can steal.
So it was that we were thinking if we could find a robotic suitcase to take on our travels this year, to industry events and such. And sure enough there’s at least three we found on the market, and probably several others we don’t know about or haven’t got time to list. Continue reading Robotic suitcases: Who needs them?
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