Systems vendor Robot-tec joins Leoni Group
Expertise in the area of robot applications broadened
In the cable business, it is a particular Leoni strength to manufacture both standardised and customised special cables as well as assembled systems. The stated objective in this respect is to systematically extend, also by way of acquisitions, the vertical range of manufacture and to further expand systems-related expertise for a variety of markets, such as medical equipment, the communications industry as well as machinery and plant engineering. By acquiring the Robot-tec business, Leoni has expanded the range of products and services in its Robotic Solutions business unit and decisively boosted its competitive position in the market for robot-controlled automation technology (robotics).
Ready-to-operate robot systems from a single source
The Leoni subsidiary advintec (www.advintec.com), which is based in Hannover–Laatzen, northern Germany, has hitherto specialised in order picking and installation of robot function packs, for example for spot welding of car body shells. The acquisition of Robot-tec now enables the company to directly equip these for the corresponding application and commission them immediately. Assembly, maintenance and training courses at the customer’s premises or in the company's own training centre round off the services offered. The customer base comprises multinational car manufacturers such as General Motors, BMW, Daimler and VW as well as their component suppliers. Also included are machinery and plant manufacturers as well as robot makers.