Okuma Australia has secured a distribution agreement for Australia and New Zealand with Belgium robotics company, Robojob.
The agreement followed a networking seminar with representatives from Robojob which provided an insight into their world of manufacturing and the pressures that led them to develop their own robotics solutions now being sold throughout Europe.
“After researching the markets we found great similarities between our market in Western Europe and those in Australia and New Zealand,” said RoboJob CEO, Helmut de Roovere said in a statement.
“In Western Europe we have similarly high labour rates and a large number of small to medium sized job shops.”
During the discussions between the representatives of Okuma Australia and RoboJob it was also established that hourly rates for general machining were similar and the only change was the profit line which was coming under increasing pressure year on year.
Okuma Australia has campaigned for greater overall acceptance of automated systems and, where applicable, the use of quality robotic technology.
From Okuma Japan, the company offers integrated, on-board production gantry robots and in addition Okuma Australia offers tailor made stand-alone (floor) robotic solutions.