Danish robot maker enters Bangladesh
Universal Robots, the leading manufacturer of advanced and lightweight collaborative robotic arms, started its operations in Bangladesh yesterday.
“The collaborative robot is a powerful innovation in the industrial manufacturing sector, enabling automated production with unprecedented flexibility,” said Pradeep David, general manager for South Asia at Universal Robots.
He spoke at the launch of the company at the Westin Dhaka yesterday.
“Our collaborative robot arms automate and streamline repetitive industrial processes,” David said.
The approach will enable production departments to assign more creative jobs to their staff members that will increase efficiency, productivity and add value to companies, he said.
The company’s latest collaboration was with an SME in India in January this year which has seen a 300-percent boost in production over a brief period of eight months, according to a statement of Universal Robots.
“After successfully venturing into the Indian and Sri Lankan markets, we are looking forward to setting up and growing in Bangladesh as the country can provide us with enormous opportunities to develop,” said David.
Bangladesh employs over 3 million people in the manufacturing industry. So, the introduction of collaborative robots will help boost industrial production, said the company headquartered in Odense of Denmark.
Collaborative robots, or Cobots, are lightweight and easy to use robotic arms, which were developed by Universal Robots in 2008.
Its latest technological advancement is in sync with Industry 4.0, which is called the automated revolution in the manufacturing industry.
Cobots are easy to programme, install and their collaborative nature allows them to work side-by-side with the workforce for high-quality output. No special training is required to handle them, the company said.
The primary goal of Universal Robots is to empower workers by equipping them with smart manufacturing solutions, which involve the utilisation of collaborative robot technology and automation.
“Such kind of automation offers significant advantages to small and medium scale enterprises, from productivity gains to shorter payback periods which justify long-term investment.”
Universal Robots was co-founded in 2005 by the company’s CTO, Esben Østergaard.
The company is a part of Teradyne Inc and it has subsidiaries and regional offices in the US, Spain, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, China, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.