Bangladesh gets affordable automation with cobots from Universal Robots
Universal Robots expands operations in Bangladesh, after successfully having set up operations in India and Sri Lanka. The launch of Universal Robots in Bangladesh took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, as a labor-intensive market, employs over 3 million people in the manufacturing industry. With the advent of modern technologies, the manufacturers are worried that automation will lead to increased unemployment. Bangladesh’s industry, mainly garment manufacturing, employs unskilled labor; therefore, falling short in the run to competing in the global markets in terms of output, productivity and efficiency. Introduction of collaborative robots will help boost productivity of the Bangladesh industry by ensuring minimization of downtime and upskilling of labor.
Universal Robots’ cobots are easy to program, install and their collaborative nature allows them to work side-by- side with the workforce for high-quality output and handling them requires no special training. They work as a ‘helping hand’ that helps the workforce in carrying out monotonous tasks, increases productivity and efficiency. The primary goal of Universal Robots is to empower workers by enabling them with smart manufacturing solutions which involves the utilization of collaborative robots’ technology and automation. Such kind of automation offers significant advantages to small and medium scale enterprises, from productivity gains to shorter payback periods which justify long term investment.
“The collaborative robot is a powerful innovation in the industrial manufacturing sector, enabling automated production with unprecedented flexibility. Our collaborative robot arms automate and streamline repetitive industrial processes. This approach will enable production departments to assign their staff members more creative jobs that provide them with new challenges that add value to the company and at the same time increases the efficiency and productivity,” says Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots South Asia, and adds:
“After successfully venturing into the Indian and Sri Lankan markets, we are looking forward to setting up and growing in Bangladesh as the country can provide us with enormous opportunities to develop.”