Re-elected as the chairman of EUnited Robotics

Henrik A. Schunk considers the robotics industry to be on a continuous growth course

12-03-2013 - The members of the European robotics association EUnited Robotics have confirmed Henrik A. Schunk, the Managing Partner of SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG, Lauffen am Neckar, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems for further three years in his position as chairman. Henrik A. Schunk mainly understands his re-election as an incentive: "It is my aim pushing the European robotics industry forward in the global competition on a continuous growth course, said the committed entrepreneur, who leads a family-owned company. He wants to focus on three key topics in the coming years. Robotics research and technology transfer, the public-private partnership for robotics, and the consistent development of industrial and service robotics. Annual growth rates of three to four percent for the European robotics industry is realistic, said Mr. Schunk.


The European robotics association EUnited Robotics was founded in 2004 by renowned European robot manufacturers. It represents the positions and interests of the robotics industry at the European level. Members are leading robot manufacturers, system integrators, and component manufacturers from the European robotics industry. Moreover, research institutes, and national associations can become a cooperation partner.

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