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DANISH robot manufacturer Universal Robots on Thursday announced the official opening of its Asia-Pacific (excluding China and India) headquarters in Singapore. This is its sixth global office.
This comes as Universal Robots plans to significantly expand its client base throughout Asia-Pacific. The Singapore office will be responsible for the operations and expansion plans across the region as well as training regional distributors on Universal Robots' latest technologies.
Shermine Gotfredsen has been appointed the first general manager to lead the Asia-Pacific operations.
The positive year-on-year growth Universal Robots has been experiencing has given the company confidence to bolster its presence in Asia-Pacific.
Said the company's CEO, Enrico Krog Iversen: "Being closer to our customers enables us to expand our business across the region while giving us more opportunities to continue providing flexible and user-friendly automation for all."
Lim Kok Kiang, assistant managing director at the Economic Development Board, said: "As a leader in the development of a new generation of industrial robots that are intended to collaborate effectively and work safely alongside humans, Universal Robots will be one of the key drivers of the next frontier of smart automation in Singapore.
"The presence of Universal Robots here thus contributes to EDB's Future of Manufacturing initiative as Singapore positions itself to be an advanced manufacturing hub in the region."
Universal Robots was founded in 2005 in Odense, Denmark, where all development and production is carried out. It has been serving the Asian market since 2011.