23. August 2018

Two former StartUp Hub companies announce merger


Odense has gained yet another strong player in the robotics cluster following the merger of Nordbo Systems and LEAD Robotics. The two companies started their journey in the Odense Robotics StartUp Hub at the Danish Technological Institute and have now joined forces to become Nordbo Robotics.

It’s no coincidence that the two companies decided to merge. Their collaboration over the past few years has been so close that the benefits of a fusion were numerous.

“Our time in the Odense Robotics StartUp Hub is the reason we are where we are today. We collaborated closely then and have done so ever since. Our skills and resources complement each other – making us stronger together. This is why I am certain that Nordbo Robotics will be strongly positioned in Denmark and markets abroad,” says Leo Zhou, former Managing Director of Nordbo Systems and now CEO of Nordbo Robotics.

Customers gain more control
Bringing the best of both companies, Nordbo Robotics is a robot consultancy focused on developing off-the-shelf robotics products and solutions that give customers more flexibility and control over their robot installations. The company’s goal is to make robot applications quick and easy to integrate.

“The robotics and automation worlds are currently fusing with the IT industry, which creates a lot of interesting opportunities within Industry 4.0. We want to be among the best at applying the tools offered by the IT industry, such as deep learning, motion planning, Software-as-a-Service, Internet-of-Things and cloud computing,” says Jimmy Alison Jørgensen, former Managing Director of LEAD Robotics and now CTO of Nordbo Robotics.

Expansion goals
The company employs 15 people today and expects to double its workforce over the next 12 months. In addition, Nordbo Robotics is set to boost its activities in China in the near future.

“We can’t say much more about it at the moment, but we expect to increase our focus on China soon. A large part of the world’s manufacturing is conducted in China. There’s a massive, growing need for automatising tasks such as polishing, which is extremely hazardous for people’s health and an area where it’s difficult to find qualified employees,” says Zhou.

“Several Chinese businesses already have our product Mimic, which will be presented at the CIFF fair in Shanghai in September. With our technical know-how and existing connection to the Chinese market, we are in a unique position.”

Learn more about Nordbo Robotics here.

Photo: Nordbo Robotics