Universal Robots - collaborative robots (cobots)

Universal Robots - collaborative robots (cobots)

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Editor’s brief: Automation is the key to not just survival, but profitability these days, for almost any industry you can imagine. The role of robots has transcended from just large industrial robots, to nimble and safe collaborative robots or cobots. One of the leading vendors in this arena is Universal Robots (UR), which recently announced its 100th training center which opened in Täby, near Stockholm in Sweden. Read more below.

SINGAPORE – The number of officially recognized Universal Robots training facilities has risen to 100. This follows the launch of a new facility in Täby, a suburb of Stockholm, and the expansion of an existing facility to 23 additional countries.

Universal Robots provides cutting-edge robotics education to customers all over the world, from Singapore to Sweden and everywhere in between. This ensures that all businesses, no matter where they are located, are within driving distance of a verified UR Training Center.

Kim Povlsen, President, Universal Robots says: “At Universal Robots, we believe our success lies in our customers’ success. That’s why we’ve created the UR Academy, as we have learned that customers who access high quality training are very successful automating. With a global and widespread network of training centres, we are enabling people all over the world to continuously improve their automation skills and maximise the potential of cobot technology. It has taken us less than four years to go from zero to 100 hundred training centres, and reaching this milestone shows that top-class robotics training is in high demand. We will continue to evolve and expand our training offering helping all customers to get the very best out of their cobots.”

In Asia Pacific, the advancement of automation and the adoption of robotics are growing at a rapid pace. Organisations are utilising robots and machines across production lines, operations and business functions. According to the International Federation of Robotics, Asia reports the world’s highest robot density in the manufacturing industry in 2021. Today, the region is on the cusp of a new automation era, creating opportunities for manufacturers in Asia to develop, deploy and maintain robots in this growing market.

James McKew, Regional President APAC, Universal Robots concluded: “As Asia Pacific continues to expand its adoption of new technologies and automation, robotics education will become more prevalent moving forward. This is where Universal Robots plays a part. At the UR Academy, learners and manufacturers can attend free online training modules, webinars and video tutorials. With intuitive online modules available in 16 languages, ranging from English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai, we are ensuring that cobots are accessible to all customers regardless of their language or robotics background.”

A map of Universal Robots’ 100 training centres can be viewed here.