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German Bionic, Mubea Team up on Exoskeleton Development

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August 29, 2022

German Bionic, which is developing smart power suit exoskeletons, has entered into a cooperation agreement with Mubea, a German firm that specializes in manufacturing lightweight products and manufacturing technologies. By commencing production for the development of robotic exoskeletons, Mubea said it is tapping into a new and extremely promising future sector, with a projected market volume of $12.5 billion by 2030.

“Mubea is a specialist in high-quality lightweight components and is a ‘hidden champion’ world market leader with many of its products,” said Thomas Muhr, partner at Mubea. “Over the past decades, we have developed into a leading supplier for the automotive industry with our products for body, chassis and powertrain. Together with German Bionic, we are now expanding our new micromobility business area to include the future field of robotic exoskeletons.”

Earlier this year, German Bionic unveiled the fifth generation of its Cray X robotic exoskeleton, which also marked its entry into the U.S. market. With additional locations in Japan and the U.K., the company said it is focusing on Western industrialized countries that are suffering from a structural shortage of skilled workers for demographic reasons, particularly in the area of manual labor. THe company said it is here that the smart power suits are designed to improve working conditions and prevent the occurrence of excessive strain along with associated subsequent injury and illness. The company said it is seeing high demand for its exoskeletons in system-critical infrastructures, such as logistics, production, but also in the healthcare sector.

“German Bionic, much like Mubea, is a successful German company with high-tech products that are in high demand worldwide, albeit at an earlier stage,” said Armin G. Schmidt, CEO and co-founder of German Bionic. “Nonetheless, our smart Cray X power suit is already the most advanced robotic exoskeleton on the market. In line with the increased global demand for our cutting-edge ‘Made in Germany’ technology, we are now scaling production for the growth markets of the U.S., Europe, and Japan together with our partners at Mubea.”

For more details on German Bionic, visit its website here.

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