Universal Robots, the leading manufacturers of advanced, light weight collaborative robotic arms, will expand their operations in Bangladesh, after successfully having set up their operations in India and Sri Lanka, reports UNB.
The Universal Robots General Manager for South Asia operation, Pradeep David expressed the company’s interest to Bangladesh market at launching programme of Universal Robots in Bangladesh held at a city hotel on Tuesday.
Danish company Universal Robots first developed in 2008 collaborative robots or co-robots, now dubbed as cobots, which are light-weight, easy to use robotic arms. Cobots are easy to programme, install and their collaborative nature allows them to work side-by-side with the workforce for high-quality output and handling them requires no special training.
They work as a ‘helping hand’ that helps the human workforce in carrying out monotonous tasks, increases productivity and efficiency.
Pradeep David said, “The collaborative robot is a powerful innovation in the industrial manufacturing sector, enabling automated production with unprecedented flexibility. Our collaborative robot arms automate and streamline repetitive industrial processes. This approach will enable production departments to assign their staff members more creative jobs that provide them with new challenges that add value to the company and at the same time will increase the efficiency and productivity.”
He added “Our latest collaboration in India was with an SME in January 2017 which has seen a 300 percent boost in production, over a brief period of 8 months. 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.”
He also added that “Bangladesh, as a labour – intensive market, employs over 3 million people in the manufacturing industry.With the advent of modern technologies, the manufacturers are worried that automation will lead to increased unemployment. Bangladesh’s industry, mainly garment manufacturing, employs unskilled labour; therefore, falling short in the run to competing in the global markets in terms of output, productivity and efficiency. Introduction of collaborative robots will help boost productivity of the Bangladesh industry by ensuring minimization of downtime and upskilling of labour.”