Prime Vision and VDL Groep to supply US market with over 750 sorting robots
Dutch technology company Prime Vision and VDL Groep, specialized in metalworking, have jointly developed sorting robots for the American market, with over 750 robots to be deployed at various locations in the United States to sort parcels faster and more efficiently.
The order is worth several million euros, Prime Vision disclosed. Prime Vision has agreed with its US client that hundreds of robots will be delivered this year.
VDL Industrial Modules, part of VDL Groep, will take over the production of the Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). However, the collaboration between Prime Vision and VDL Groep stretches beyond the production activities of VDL Industrial Modules. VDL Industries Gainesville, located in the US state of Georgia, has taken on the production of the battery-charging stations and VDL TBP Electronics in Dirksland (South-Holland) produces PCBA - printed circuit board assemblies with electronic components.
“VDL is an essential partner in the production of the robots and seamlessly complements our competences in the field of computer vision and robotics solutions”, Prime Vision CEO Eddy Thans said.
“The production of these robots fits in perfectly with the core activities of VDL Industrial Modules”, Peter van der Horst, Director VDL Industrial Modules, commented. “The collaboration with Prime Vision is going very well. We have been given space by Prime Vision to further optimise the design of the robots for assembly. In addition, even in this challenging period characterised by material shortages, we have succeeded in setting up a supply chain together.”
Founded in 1953, VDL Groep is an international industrial family business with its head office in Eindhoven, Netherlands. It has 105 operating companies, spread throughout 19 countries, with around 15,000 employees. The VDL companies break down into four divisions: Subcontracting, Car Assembly, Buses & Coaches and Finished products.