"Despite the lack of components, we grew significantly in 2021, thanks to customers who were convinced by the value of our safe and reliable AMR robots, which are easy to deploy," said Søren E. Nielsen, President of Mobile Industrial Robots. "We are entering 2022 with high growth expectations based on another high number of orders."
New sectors are discovering more powerful MiR mobile robots
Since 2015, when MiR launched its first robot, the company's products have been popular especially in the automotive and electrical engineering industries in large multinational companies such as Toyota, Ford and Faurecia. As these markets continue to invest in AMR robots, MiR is also experiencing high demand from logistics and consumer goods (CPG) companies, which are optimizing and automating their in-house transportation. The new, more powerful robots - the MiR600 and MiR1350 introduced in 2021 - are the best-selling in the new sectors.
"The new MiR600 and MiR1350 robots have further expanded our market, they can now operate in more environments and carry heavier loads," added S. Nielsen. "MiR250 Hook, another new solution from last year, is popular in the logistics sector, which until then had been waiting for more efficient involvement of various types of transport trucks. It has been gratifying to see businesses reap the benefits of these new solutions. ”
Effective fleet management is essential
As part of the growing global trend for autonomous transport, more and more companies are focusing on how to integrate AMR robots with their own automation solutions. To address these needs, many new customer projects include MiRFleet software for robot fleet management.
"Our customers focus on the efficient use of multiple mobile robots at the same time, and MiRFleet plays a key role here," said S. Nielsen. "Regardless of the industry, every company has strict requirements for user friendliness, navigation, scalability and security. They appreciate the ability to integrate complete and reliable end-to-end solutions into their own IT systems. MiRFleet software helps to select efficient routes for AMR robots, thus exploiting their full potential. ”
MiR is growing to support demand
In order to meet growing demand, the company plans to hire more than 50 vacancies in Denmark in 2022 and elsewhere in the world, including North America, the fastest growing MiR market. The company's headquarters will be located at the Cobot Hub Center in Odense, which the company is building in collaboration with Universal Robots, a leading supplier of collaborative robots. MiR is managed by experts with many years of experience in the Danish robotics industry.