Some 200 are employed at the Coventry manufacturing site, while it works with about 1,000, mainly UK-based, suppliers.

We’ll be discussing how Universal Robots collaborative robots have been implemented across a number of processes, replacing previously manual tasks; how their flexibility has aided their reuse as work has changed, indeed, how that particular aspect was actually key in one application; how Universal Robots’ cobots are now being used in the training of apprentices at both degree and sub-degree level; and also how the cobot message is being taken to other parts of the Unipart organisation. It’s fair to say that Simon is extremely enthusiastic about cobots and what they have and will make possible at Unipart.

This is the fourth in a series of four podcasts sponsored by Universal Robots. Universal Robots is the global leader in the manufacture and supply of collaborative robots (cobots), robots that can safely work alongside people. The company was set up and is headquartered in Denmark’s robot hotspot of Odense. In fact, with more than 100 robot companies there, Odense is the global centre of cobot efforts (See Machinery, July 2019, p10 &

Universal Robots ( has more than 42,000 robots installed worldwide, giving it an estimated 50% of the market for cobots globally. Its family of four cobots boasts payloads of from 3 to 16 kg and reaches of from 500 to 1,300 mm.

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