Prime Vision and international industrial business, VDL Groep, have begun jointly producing autonomous sorting robots for the American market.
The autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) were developed in Delft, the Netherlands, and Prime Vision has agreed to deliver 750 of them this year to various locations around the US. To fulfill this order, worth several million euros, the company has asked VDL Groep to produce the robots, and assemble and prepare them for shipment. The collaboration between Prime Vision and VDL Groep also stretches to the production of the battery-charging stations in Georgia, US, and printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) with electronic components in Dirksland, the Netherlands.
Eddy Thans, director of Prime Vision, said, “VDL is an essential partner in the production of the robots and seamlessly complements our competencies in the field of computer vision and robotics solutions.”
Peter van der Horst, director of VDL Industrial Modules, said, “The collaboration with Prime Vision is going very well. We have been given space by Prime Vision to further optimize the design of the robots for assembly. In addition, even in this challenging period characterized by material shortages, we have succeeded in setting up a supply chain together.”