Dorset based Hospital Metalcraft Ltd, which trades as Bristol Maid, manufactures a range of medical furniture, equipment and accessories that is used by the NHS. With the aim of radically ramping up production, the company asked Yaskawa if it could help with the supply of a robotic welding system with a target for delivery in only four weeks, rather than the normal 14 weeks.

Whether carrying out essential work on-site or working from home, Yaskawa pulled together people, equipment and resources not just from the UK but from across Europe.

Commenting on the recent Hospital Metalcraft - Bristol Maid project, UK sales & marketing manager Jonny Grey said: “Yaskawa Motoman offers manufacturers a wide range of robotic systems and when we were asked to contribute toward such an important project within such a tight time schedule, we were delighted to deliver a solution.”