Rethink Robotics signs up nine new distribution partners in Europe and the US

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Rethink Robotics has signed deals with nine distribution partners throughout the United States and Europe to extend the availability of its smart, collaborative robots.

With an extensive network throughout the world – including partners in the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, China, Korea, Japan, Mexico and Australia – these distribution deals are part of Rethink’s efforts to meet growing demand across the globe, bringing flexible automation to the global manufacturing market.

With the launch of the Intera 5 software platform and ClickSmart family of gripper kits earlier this year, Rethink says it now offers a complete range of products and services to “help manufacturers around the world improve productivity“.  Continue reading Rethink Robotics signs up nine new distribution partners in Europe and the US

Kuka plans to open TechCenter knowledge facilities worldwide

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Kuka has opened the first of its so-called “TechCenter” facilities in Augsberg, Germany.

The company says the centres are designed to provide consultation and support services for customers and partners worldwide.

In particular, the TechCenter is aimed at the development of joint solutions or the performance of feasibility studies with and for Kuka, its customers, integrators and system partners.  Continue reading Kuka plans to open TechCenter knowledge facilities worldwide

HIT Robot Group actively looking for partners for China market opportunities

HRG displaying its catering robot, Xiao Zhi, at its booth at Automatica 2016 (Foto/HIT Robot Group)
HRG displaying its catering robot, Xiao Zhi, at its booth at Automatica 2016 (PRNewsFoto/HIT Robot Group)

HIT Robot Group (HRG), which claims to be one of China’s top robot producers, says it’s “going global” as it seeks foreign partners to work with in the Chinese market.

The attended Automatica 2016, an international exhibition for automation and robotics in Munich, Germany, in the search for partners.

During the four-day fair, HRG displayed its latest technologies and products, hoping to strike a chord with foreign companies keen on exploring the Chinese market.  Continue reading HIT Robot Group actively looking for partners for China market opportunities

iRobot sells its defense and security business to Arlington Capital Partners

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iRobot has sold off its military robots division

iRobot has signed a definitive agreement to sell its defense and security business to Arlington Capital Partners for up to $45 million in total consideration, including a contingent payment based on achieving certain milestones.

This transaction enables iRobot to solidify its position as the leader in diversified Home Robots and focus on technologies for the connected home, said the company.

“In the spring of 2014, we engaged Blackstone Advisory Partners LP, now known as PJT Partners, to review strategic alternatives for our Defense and Security business,” said Colin Angle, iRobot chairman and chief executive officer. Continue reading iRobot sells its defense and security business to Arlington Capital Partners