About OnRobot A/S

OnRobot delivers a full line of innovative plug-and-produce solutions for collaborative applications. Our electric grippers, force/torque sensors, vacuum grippers, award-winning Gecko technology and tool changers help manufacturers gain the full advantages of automation, including ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and safety alongside human workers. The combination of offerings makes it quicker and simpler to automate tasks such as packaging, quality control, material handling, machine tending, palletizing, assembly and surface finishing. 

Headquartered in Odense, Denmark, OnRobot also has offices in Dallas, Los Angeles, Soest (Germany), Aalborg (Denmark), Barcelona, Warsaw, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Budapest.

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The One Stop Shop for Collaborative Applications

Our solutions help small and mid-sized manufacturers optimize their processes and grow their businesses with greater flexibility, higher output and improved quality. Collaborative automation has leveled the playing field for small and mid-sized manufacturers, and as robots become easier to buy and implement, the tooling has become the vital element in adapting for a wide range of applications. Regardless of the robot brand, OnRobot provides compatibility and versatility beyond compare. It's everything manufacturers need from one supplier, providing even more value from the automation investment. 

"The innovation that is occurring in the field of end effectors is the next frontier for collaborative robotic innovation."
John Santagate, Research Director for Commercial Service Robotics at IDC.

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OnRobot is a global company with headquarters in the robotic cluster capital of Odense, Denmark and offices and sales partners around the world.

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We’re a fast-growing, innovative company in the exciting field of collaborative automation. We’re looking for smart, talented individuals to help us grow.

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OnRobot History and Key Milestones

OnRobot’s growth has been fueled by strategic partnerships and acquisitions and innovative product developments, including these key milestones:

2019 May
OnRobot acquires rights to the disruptive, flexible robot technology behind the RAGNAR robot and hires nearly half of the employees from defunct Blue Workforce.

2019 April
Gecko Gripper wins prestigious Robotics Award  from Hannover Messe and takes silver in the Edison Awards.

2019 January
RG2-FT gripper and the Gecko Gripper become commercially available worldwide.

2018 August
U.S. venture fund Summit Partners invests growth equity in OnRobot.

Acquisition of Purple Robotics and innovative dual vacuum gripper technology.

2018 June
Gecko Gripper wins coveted Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (IERA) at the 50th International Symposium on Robotics in Munich.

OnRobot A/S established from merger of three innovative end-of-arm tooling companies – On Robot, OptoForce and Perception Robotics  to facilitate the ongoing growth of collaborative robotics.

2017 and 2018
Offices established in the US, Malaysia and Germany and distribution network expands to over 100 distributors in more than 40 countries.

Substantial investments received from private investors and The Danish Growth Fund and distribution network expands to Asia, North America and Oceania.

On Robot founded with RG2 and RG6 plug-and-play electric grippers.

Bilge J. Christiansen begins design of innovative cable-free gripper and Ebbe O. Fuglsang joins to develop software and user interface for the RG2 gripper.

OptoForce founded by Ákos Tar and József Veres, creating robotic force/torque sensors to automate tasks requiring the dexterity of the human hand, with investors including Hungarian venture capitalists Day One Capital, Finext Startup and Momentum and Enrico Krog Iversen, former CEO of Universal Robots.

Perception Robotics founded by Nicholas Wettels and Helena Yli-Renko based on a gecko-inspired gripper for handling large, flat objects.