Working together for future intelligent robotics solutions
Shanghai, China - June 5, 2019 - SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG, a multinational manufacturing company and a global leader in gripping systems and clamping technology, visited the Shanghai office of Flexiv Ltd., a global leading AI and robotics company focusing on developing and manufacturing adaptive robots.
The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to develop intelligent robotic automation solutions in the near future.
SCHUNK is well regarded for its world-class expertise in gripping systems and clamping technology within the robotics industry. Harald Dickertmann, Executive Vice President in Sales of SCHUNK and Simon Du, GM China of SCHUNK spoke highly of the technology and product of Flexiv and noted that there can be great synergy in the tech solutions of Flexiv and SCHUNK.
“We look forward to possible future partnership with SCHUNK – working with SCHUNK coupled with Flexiv’s best-in-class AI and engineering team and innovation prowess will accelerate the development and time-to-market to provide most advanced robotics solutions with great intelligence, adaptivity, and high performance,” said Simon Cen, Chief Business Officer of Flexiv.
In September 2019, Flexiv and SCHUNK will exhibit a brand new intelligent robotics solution based on adaptive robot at CIIF(China International Industry Fair) 2019 in Shanghai.
The company was founded in 1945 by Friedrich Schunk as a mechanical workshop, and has developed under the leadership of his son, Heinz-Dieter Schunk, to a competence and world market leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. More than 3,500 employees in 9 production facilities and 34 subsidiaries as well as distribution partners in more than 50 countries ensure an intensive market presence. With 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world's largest range of clamping technology and gripping systems from a single source and with 2,550 SCHUNK grippers, the broadest range of standard gripper components on the market. The entire gripping system portfolio comprises more than 4,000 components.
Flexiv Ltd. is a global leading robotics and AI company, focusing on developing and manufacturing adaptive robots which integrate force control, computer vision and AI technologies. Flexiv provides innovative turnkey solutions and services based on Flexiv robotic systems to customers in multiple industries. Flexiv was founded in 2016, with a core team from robotics and AI laboratories at Stanford University.