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Universal Robots expects India biz to grow over 100 pc

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Denmark-based expects its business in to grow over 100 per cent with adoption of its robots in sectors like apparel, and electronics, the company said today.

"has been shipping to since last 5-6 years. We opened our office here three years ago. Automobile and automotive component makers have been early adopters of our robots.

"Now electronics, apparel and are opening up. We expect our business to grow over 100 per cent year-on-year," for Pradeep David said.

He said Universal Robots has globally shipped 25,000 robots, which the company brands as 'cobots', that can be customised to meet the requirement of industry vertical using them.

"In India, we have 400 installations. was one of the early adopters of our robots. They weigh 3-kilogram and are priced in the range of Rs 15-20 lakh a unit. They can work for 35,000 hours at full payload round the clock," David said.

Universal Robots today announced collaboration with German firm Giesecke+Devrient, which has deployed system at RBI and other banks, to explore opportunity in the financial service segment.

"We have 67 per cent share in in cash management. RBI has around 55 machines installed for We have started trial with Universal Robots for in some banks.

"The robots can save time and money if installed for cash management and possibility of errors like pilferage etc is far low if it is done by robots," G+D India Deputy MD said.

He said installation of robots will also save cost of cash management at banks compared to the cash handling by human resource.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:00 IST