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Mobile Industrial Robots and Faurecia Partner for Improved Logistics Optimization

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Thursday, January 31, 2019

While fixed robots are always manufactured, the increase of traditional robots with mobile robots promises additional flexibility for new users. A potential industry leader and market leader of self-supporting mobile robots have announced global strategic collaboration in manufacturing plants around the world with Faurecia, the world’s leading automotive technology companies.

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) builds and markets the most advanced collaborative and secure, independent mobile robots (AMRs), which manage internal logistics rapidly, quickly, and cost-efficiently, freeing employees to carry out higher-value activities. Hundreds of medium sized robots, along with several hospitals around the world, have already installed innovative robots from MIR through large multinational manufacturers and logistics centers. With regional offices in New York, Singapore, San Diego, Barcelona, Frankfurt, and Shanghai, MiR quickly set up a global distribution network in more than 40 countries.

Established in 1997, Faurecia became a leading player in the global car industry. Faurecia is now a prominent global leader in its three business segments–automotive seating, interior systems, and clean mobility, with 290 locations including 30 R&D centers, and 109,000 employees in 35 countries. Faurecia has focused on providing smart life solutions and sustainable mobility in its technology strategy. Total sales of 17.0 billion Euros were posted in 2017. A part of the CAC Next-20 index, Faurecia is coded in the Euro-Euronext Paris stock exchange.

For years, Faurecia has been investigating and testing various solutions for in-house transportation automation to optimize productivity and internal workflows. The firm's partnership with MiR is to replenish internal logistics at the production plants of Faurecia globally and make the logistics process through flexible, autonomous mobile robots more efficient.

MiR offers a range of collaborative and independent mobile robots designed to work with your human colleagues to relieve them of their physically tricky work. The mobile robots can be used without prior programming experiences and are extremely user-friendly. Staff can easily interact with robots via the smartphone, tablet or personal computer to access a robot interface and send them to missions with a button click. The smooth operation leads to easy use and low overall ownership costs. Depending on customer needs, the robots from MiR can be customized for various top modules. Faurecia has decided to work together with MiR due to the versatility of the robots it offers.

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