Assa Abloy is a global leader in door-opening solutions, offering a wider product range than any other company on the market. This also means high requirements on product variability and configurations resulting in an increased demand for automation in a region with an ever-widening shortage of labor. ASSA ABLOY Romania has now implemented four UR3 and six UR5 cobots in a range of applications including welding, stamping, riveting, screw driving, grinding and machine tending.
ASSA ABLOY’s factory in Bucharest suffered from a huge skills gap in the country’s capital city, where the unemployment rate is low. Difficulties to attract new workers to manufacturing prompted the company to look for different automation solutions like robots, AGV vehicles, bin picking systems and sorting equipment.
“Before buying the first robot we had the opportunity to test it in our factory,” said Iustin Simion, Automation Manager in ASSA ABLOY Romania. “The main reason for choosing Universal Robots was the good repeatability of the operations. The most significant advantages of UR robots are graphical and script programming interfaces, repeatability, reduced delivery time and a wide range of end-effectors and accessories.”