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MiR Says its Mobile Robot Sales Grew 42% in 2021

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January 27, 2022

Denmark’s Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), which develops autonomous mobile robots for warehouses and manufacturing environments, has announced it saw a 42% increase in sales in 2021 when compared to 2020. In addition, the company reported a record month of sales in December, with close to 300 robots shipped, higher than any previous month.

“We grew significantly in 2021 despite component shortages as customers recognize the value of our safe, reliable and easy-to-deploy AMRs, said Søren E. Nielsen, president of MiR (pictured, left). “We enter 2022 with strong expectations that growth will continue, and with a very strong order book.”

The company said its products have been popular in the automotive and electronics industry sectors, with large multinational companies such as Schneider Electric, Ford and Faurecia. While those markets continue to invest in AMRs, the company said it is now seeing strong sales within the logistics and consumer packaged goods sectors, from companies that want to optimize and automate their internal transport processes. MiR’s new robots – the MiR600 and MiR1350 – have been top sellers in these sectors.

“These new robots have clearly expanded our market because we can operate in more environments and transport heavier items,” said Nielsen. “Another new solution introduced last year, the MiR250 Hook, has also been highly popular within the logistics sector, which has been waiting for a way to streamline the towing of multiple types of transport carts. It’s been exciting to see companies benefit as they’ve deployed these new solutions.”

MiR reported that many companies are now focusing on how AMRs can be integrated with other automation solutions, using tools such as MiRFleet, its fleet management software. “Our customers are focused on how they can effectively use multiple mobile robots at the same time, and MiRFleet plays a key role in making that happen,” said Nielsen. “No matter their industry, each company has stringent requirements for user friendliness, navigation, scalability and safety, and they appreciate our ability to integrate complete, reliable solutions together and into their own IT systems.”

To address growing demand, the company said it plans to continue hiring in 2022, with more than 50 job openings at its Denmark headquarters, as well as North America, its fastest growing market. Work continues on the company’s Cobot Hub in Odense, Denmark, which is being built in collaboration with Universal Robots.

For more details on MiR and its offerings, visit their website here.

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