The mid-Wales based company is doubling the size of its premises in Newtown, from 5,500 square feet to more than 11,000 square feet.
The enlarged space will enable Reeco to have dedicated factory areas for assembly and metal work, cutting and welding. It will also provide extra office accommodation and a dedicated training centre.
We have also increased our workforce in the last 18 months from eight to 22 and expect to recruit further as the additional space allows us to take on more projects.
Reeco is a turnkey solutions provider for cobots – integrating technology on to production lines for many different sectors including automotive, food and beverage and logistics.
Customers include Ford, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell and Unilever. Reeco was also recently selected by Omron, a global industrial automation vendor, as its first Omron solutions partner.
Reeco was founded in August 2016 by managing director Llewelyn Rees. Before setting up Reeco, he spent 15 years working in industrial robot technology.
Rees said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Reeco and for cobot technology which is helping businesses across many different sectors solve everyday problems.
“Industrial automation is now an integral part of many sectors including automotive and packaging. There is a much greater understanding of how Cobots can complement the human workforce, releasing employees to work on more valuable skilled tasks while the Cobots handle the more repetitive requirements.Reeco is also committed to creating jobs, from apprentices to more experience engineers, in the Mid-Wales area.
He added: “We have already taken on a number of apprentices and work closely with the local colleges and universities.
“The expansion of our premises to include the dedicated training centre will provide further scope for us to introduce students to the world of cobot technology and demonstrate that you can live in rural wales and work in the technology sector.
“The training centre will also be invaluable for demonstrating the technology and its many applications to our customers and partners.”