New locations and shareholder for Rethink Robotics
publié le vendredi 30 octobre 2020
In summer 2020, Rethink Robotics, as a subsidiary of the Hahn Group, moved into its new company headquarters, where the production of collaborative robot systems takes place as well.
It is located in the immediate vicinity of the learning factory of the chair for production systems at Ruhr Universität Bochum. The premises are part of the new Hahn Group Technology Center, a meeting point for customers and partners to experience and further develop innovative technologies. The building itself was constructed by sister companies of the Hahn Group within the RAG-Stiftung, accounting for the short-term space requirements and promoting further growth. Rethink Robotics has already created 30 highly qualified jobs in Bochum. Their collaborative robot systems, which will be produced on-site, are used in manufacturing companies, as well as in in-service applications for laboratory environments. Further investments in the development of the technology and the ongoing expansion of the team are planned for the future. Another milestone for the development of the company at the Bochum location is the recently implemented cooperation between Rethink Robotics and Siemens Technology Accelerator (STA). STA acquired a minority of the shares in Rethink Robotics as part of a technology contribution. The contribution includes know-how, patents and designs in the field of innovative hardware solutions for lightweight robots and cobots. In addition, a development cooperation between Rethink Robotics and Siemens Corporate Technology was agreed upon, in which the Siemens Corporate Technology hardware solutions are to be further developed in a transition period so that their strengths are optimally combined with the Intera software from Rethink Robotics. The first studies on this are already running. « With the technology from Siemens, we are getting closer to the start of a new series of robots very quickly and will be presenting a first prototype in spring 2021, » explains Daniel Bunse, CEO of Rethink Robotics GmbH.
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