The Wittmann Group’s robot business has finished 2017 on a high note, completing the sale of 50,000 robots from its factories in Europe, China, and the US.
“Parallel to the increased demand for standard robots, the demand for automation solutions has also grown,” the company noted in a 15 Jan statement.
According to the machinery supplier, production plants ran at full capacity rates throughout 2017, due to high demand.
The company extended capacity at its robot manufacturing plants in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary, and at its Austrian headquarters in Vienna "substantially" during the last two years.
It is also currently completing expansion projects at its factories in Nuremberg, Germany and Písek, Czech Republic, to add capacity for automation and gripper systems.
Additionally, in the US and India, the group expanded its automation segment over the past two years.