Business Profile

Universal Robots make robot automation available to all

Our company develops and sells industrial robots that can automate and streamline boring, monotonous and back-breaking industrial processes, enabling the production department to assign their staff to jobs they enjoy; jobs that provide them with a challenge and create value for the company.

Entering a robotics market characterised by heavy, expensive and unwieldy robots
The idea of creating a light and relatively inexpensive robot, that is easy to install and programmme arose in 2003. Kristian Kassow was working on an analysis of the requirements for robots in the food industry. At the same time, Esben Østergaard and Kasper Støy were working on their PhD project about the market for robots. Together, these three discovered that the robotics market is characterised by heavy, expensive and unwieldy robots. Based on the experience they decided, with help from investor Syddansk Innovation, to establish Universal Robots with the ambition of making robot technology available to all. In 2008 the Danish state investment fund saw the potential in the company and, together with Syddansk Innovation and the company’s management, invested DKK 10 million in the business.

Industrial robots with a pay-back period of six months
If you have production tasks that could benefit from automation, our low-noise robot could be the perfect, simple solution for your business – providing financial, human and technical benefits. The arm can be customized to meet your own unique requirements and, with an average pay-back period of as little as six months, costs are quickly recovered. Due to the user-friendly software, our robots can be applied to your production processes within a very short amount of time, and it is easy for the staff to operate.

Industrial robots constructed to minimise the risk of breakdown
It can also be quickly re-programmed to handle other tasks; thus, it meets most of the requirements of industrial enterprises and production companies. The robot's construction minimises the risk of breakdown, but if the robot does break down, it is easy and quick to repair.
Universal Robot’s flexible, industrial robots will enable you to produce small batches at a very competitive price.

We believe that the latest technology should be available to all.