Swisslog Americas forms automotive group

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Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions Americas has formed an automotive group and appointed Terry Krantz as vice president of sales and consulting.

Swisslog Warehouse and Distributions Solutions Americas, a Member of the Kuka Group and leading provider of best-in-class intralogistics solutions, announces the formation of a new automotive business unit focused on developing and delivering intralogistics automation to tier one suppliers and original equipment manufacturers.

Markus Schmidt, president of Swisslog WDS Americas, says: “Tier one suppliers and OEMs have already been turning to Swisslog and benefiting from our turnkey solutions designed to streamline their work-in-process manufacturing, kitting, and parts storage.  Continue reading Swisslog Americas forms automotive group

Universal is giving away three cobots

Scott Mabie, general manager, Americas division, Universal Robots
Scott Mabie, general manager, Americas division, Universal Robots

Universal Robots is giving away three of its much-acclaimed and highly successful collaborative robots.

The company is running a prize draw type of competition, which is open to anyone who clicks through to their website and tells them about a process in their production.

Universal has been phenomenally successful in the past few years, reporting recently that it had sold approximately 90 per cent more product in 2015 than it did the previous year.

In an exclusive interview with Robotics and Automation News last August, Scott Mabie, Universal’s general manager, Americas division, indicated that things were going well.

“We’ve been basically doubling every year,” Mabie told Robotics and Automation News. “Just to put things into perspective, in two or three days this year [2015] we’ll sell as many robots as we did in all of 2009. That’s how much we’ve been growing.”