United Robotics Group GmbH strengthens ecosystem of European robotics leaders with the acquisition of Robotnik Automation S.L.L.
• The German-based ecosystem of service robotics companies continues to partner with experts contributing to launching the successful third generation of service robots, CobiotX. • CobiotX represents new generation of service robots, designed to support humans across multiple industries and respond to unique challenges faced in the workforce. • Robotnik Automation is the leading provider of technologies in mobile service robotics, headquartered in Valencia, Spain with a track record in developing and manufacturing mobile platforms and manipulators.
Bochum/Valencia 13 January 2023
United Robotics Group (URG) announces the agreement to acquire a majority stake in Robotnik Automation S.L.L. (Robotnik), a leading-edge provider of technologies in mobile service robotics, headquartered in Valencia, Spain.
With this acquisition, United Robotics Group advances its strategy of asserting the leading position in the European robotics market through organic growth and acquisitions.
Robotnik Automation has a 20-year track record in design, manufacturing and marketing mobile robots and mobile manipulators. The technology and quality in products and services have established the company's presence in international markets such as Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, USA, France, Germany and Italy. Additionally, the company has a strong reputation for the development of engineering and R&D projects.
"We have been working with Robotnik as our strategic partner and I am delighted to see the company join our group. We will benefit from 70 highly experienced robotics experts, especially in the areas of R&D and Software. This investment will support us in the development of further applications for CobiotX, the third generation of robots for humans", states Thomas Linkenheil, Co-CEO of United Robotics Group. "We look forward to working with the local management team around Roberto Guzmán and Rafael López who are leading the company since the very beginning. We are very confident to leverage synergies".
Dr. Nadja Schmiedl, CTO of United Robotics Group, comments: "With their leading mobile manipulator technology and expertise with arm integration and its modular software, Robotnik is a perfect partner for United Robotics Group. We will benefit from Robotnik's access to the international research networks as well as their products to strengthen our vertical Inspection & Maintenance and explore mobility applications in new CobiotX projects."
Roberto Guzmán, CEO of Robotnik, said: "We are very pleased to integrate in the United Robotics Group and be part of its expansion in the global market. We will focus on our strength in developing leading edge technology and contributing to URG's success with our network and experience in R&D projects."
About United Robotics Group
Founded by Thomas Hähn in 2019, United Robotics Group unites young service robotics companies into a unique ecosystem by bundling hardware and software expertise under one roof. Headquartered in Bochum, Germany, United Robotics Group brings together cutting-edge technology and robotic experts from both the social and industrial world. United Robotics Group shares the common ambition to empower humanity with technology, and lighten processes for humans, helping them focus on human interactions in a safe and secure environment.
As the CobiotX company who created this 3rd generation of robotics - robots for humans, the United Robotics Group is committed to developing standardized and customized solutions to meet social and business challenges in the life science, health and care, hospitality, education, intralogistics, maintenance and surveillance sectors with quality, data protection and sustainability as key driving forces. All planning humans in the center of all.
RSBG SE, the investment entity of RAG-Stiftung, focused on technology and engineering driven companies is majority shareholder of United Robotics Group. SoftBank Robotics Group is minority shareholder of United Robotics Group.
To learn more about United Robotics Group: www.unitedrobotics.group
About Robotnik Automation S.L.L.
Robotnik is a leading European mobile service robotics company.
Its activity is focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of autonomous mobile robots and mobile manipulators for different applications in both industrial and academic fields: inspection, inventory, security and logistics. Since the beginning of its activity in 2002, it has sold more than 5.000 robots in 50 countries around the world and has participated in more than 60 European R&D projects.
Robotnik has its own R&D department in mobile service robotics and a multidisciplinary engineering team qualified in several fields such as industrial engineering, mechanics, telecommunications and software development.