June 24, 2021
OTTO Motors, which develops autonomous mobile robots, has announced a series of partnerships to extend availability of its robots to a global audience. The company also said it completed third-party assessments that meet or exceed relevant safety standards in Europe and the U.S., including ANSI/RIA R15.08.
The company’s autonomous material handling systems work inside manufacturing facilities and warehouses, delivering materials safely and efficiently. The systems combine ease-of-use with sophisticated software to provide companies with value, as well as scale to hundreds of devices.
To make the AMRs available worldwide, the company has partnered with DesignPro Automation and Romias Robotics in Europe, as well as global integrator partner Grenzebach Group, based in Germany. In addition, the company is partnering with newly operational warehousing operations in The Netherlands and Japan to serve customers in those regions.
“One of the things that sets OTTO Motors appart is our process-first approach to automating material handling,” said Rick Baker, chief revenue officer at OTTO Motors. “It is how we’re able to achieve facility-scale transformation for our customers, and why we’ve been very intentional about our growth. We partner with the very best integrators and tech leaders to provide customers with industry expertise to automate a wide range of workflows in their facilities and regional presence to provide top-tier support.”
Based in The Netherlands, Romias Robotics has integrated systems with several medium to large companies. The partnership with OTTO Motors will provide several purpose-built solutions for customers. “The value of the human worker has never been more pronounced, nor as scarce,” said Martijn Jansen, CEO and founder of Romias Robotics. “Our partnership with OTTO Motors will help to introduce strategic automation into our customers’ workflow so that workers can avoid tasks that are dirty, dangerous or dull.”
DesignPro Automation is based in County Limerick, Ireland, and provides precision automation, robotics and machine build services. The company focuses on advanced automation solutions for the medtech sector, but has also delivered systems to pharmaceutical, automotive, aviation, cosmetics, and renewable energy companies. “We are extremely pleased to partner with OTTO Motors and to bring the safety and reliability of their AMRs to a European audience,” said Redmond McDonnell, CEO of DesignPro Automation. “As labor shortages continue to hamper so many industry sectors, it is our hope that our partnership with OTTO will help to keep productivity high with our customers.”
Additional companies joining OTTO’s existing partner network include:
- Bastian Solutions (global)
- Altech (Japan)
- ADDE (Australia)
- CR Automation (New Zealand)
- Pulse Integration (North America)
To see a list of additional companies in the OTTO Motors Partner Network, visit this website.