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Companies need to improve efficiencies

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Neil Martin

Neil Martin

MiR Americas sales boss has called for companies to improve efficiencies.

Ed Mullen, who spends his time flogging Mobile Industrial Robots across North and South America, was talking as his company announced the signing of five new certified system integrators (CSI). 

He ventured that “...In today’s uncertain business environment, companies – whether deemed essential or not – need to improve efficiencies and get their products to customers as quickly as possible.”

And the pitch: “They need strong technology partners who can ensure fast and effective integration to help them optimize the efficiency and productivity of their internal logistics.”

Helping now with the sales push is US-based JMP Solutions, Iris Custom Solutions, Flex-Line Automation, Advanced Handling Systems, together with Nordika Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The PR blurb said that all of the integrators have specific MiR robot, software and application expertise to support end users with large and complex implementations.

Mullen added: “These five CSIs know our AMRs, they know the applications in which they can be used most effectively, and they know how to implement even complex systems with multiple AMRs while providing the highest degree of customer service.”

Darryl King, vice president of sales at JMP, kept on message with the view that "...our goal is to help drive the adoption of automation technology by providing the expertise to deliver solutions and support our customers during their journeys. For 30 years, JMP has been providing exceptional customer experiences while delivering the very best automated solutions to our customers. The addition of Mobile Industrial Robots further supports JMP’s position as the trusted adviser to Fortune 1000 manufacturers." 

There were other quotes from the other guys, but you get the idea. 

Respect to Odense-based MiR though, who have ploughed a deep furrow into the flourishing AMR market. They claim to have developed the industry’s most advanced line of collaborative and safe AMRs and since its founding in 2013, sales rose by 500% from 2015 to 2016, and 300% from 2016 to 2017 and 160% from 2017 to 2018. 

MiR was acquired in 2018 by US based group Teradyne, the leading supplier of automated test equipment.

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