Universal Robots hiring 20+ Rethink Robotics employees, merging Boston offices
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UR is offering a future-proof roadmap for customers of Rethink’s Baxter and Sawyer models and is ready to help those customers transition to their cobots.
Universal Robots (UR), the Denmark-based company known for their product line of collaborative robots, is hiring a number of Rethink staff members and merging UR’s Boston office with Rethink’s former headquarters in the Seaport area of Boston.
According to UR, these new hires bring extensive cobot experience in engineering, product development, and customer applications. The company plans to combine this expertise to continue to develop collaborative robotics solutions.
“Our new colleagues from Rethink have extensive expertise, knowledge, and know-how not only about the technology but indeed also about the market conditions and what the customers’ pain-points are,” says Universal Robots’ President Jürgen von Hollen. “All of this will benefit our customers and partners as we face an increase in competitors due to the huge market potential for collaborative robots.”
Collaborative robots, regarded as the fastest-growing segment of industrial robotics, is forecasted to grow from USD 283 million last year to USD 3.26 billion in 2022 according to BIS Research. Universal Robots believes the addition of former Rethink Robotics employees will help expedite UR’s strategic ambitions and actions.
Universal Robots offers a future-proof roadmap for customers of Rethink’s Baxter and Sawyer models and is ready to help those customers transition to UR cobots.
“Rethink Robotics – along with Universal Robots – has been a pioneer in driving and developing the collaborative robotics market globally,” says Jürgen von Hollen.
The news comes a few months after Rethink Robotics closed their doors, when the last minute sale to another company, fell through.
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