With wages on the rise and skilled labour increasingly hard to come by, Singapore-based precision engineering company, Sky Engineering, faced the challenge of keeping production costs at a competitive level. Operations Manager William Kuek, set out to find an industrial robot to solve the potentially crippling problems.
“Our facility operates 24/7. It is imperative that the company automates mundane repetitive tasks in order to keep costs low”, he explains.
Apart from efficiency, also space and safety issues had to be considered. Towering real estate prices meant limited room for expansion in the production facility and, in turn, that employees worked within close proximity of the machinery.