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New Norwegian system partner - KUKA strengthens cooperation with Pioneer Robotics

KUKA has a new Norwegian system partner, Pioneer Robotics, specializing in solutions for the smelter industry. - An exciting organization with relatively young people who work with automation projects in demanding industrial environments, says Frode Grimsbø, Norwegian country manager for KUKA Nordic.

19 May 2022


Pioneer Robotics is used to work with automation processes for tough conditions. - We have built up a special competence when it comes to shielding robots and other automation equipment from heat, radiation and electromagnetic fields. We also deliver ready-made CE-marked solutions and engineering services in automation, electronics and control systems, says Torfinn Løvåsen, technical manager at the company.

Strong culture in engineering

Pioneer Robotics was started in 2017 and has quickly managed to establish itself. They currently have around ten employees, and according to CEO Finn Oscar Karlsen, they have Norwegian owners with a strong engineering culture and broad competence in business development.
- There is a vision to further develop automation solutions for industry, to strengthen competitive development and continued production in Scandinavia. We will take advantage of the opportunities with robots, machine learning and advanced sensors, says Finn Oscar Karlsen. According to him, the collaboration with KUKA means that the company takes an active step into the process industry, with a focus on smelting plants.
The team at Pioneer Robotics

Coming to Smart Industri

KUKA is supporting us in demanding development processes, and understands the opportunities that lie in finding new market segments. Together, we are laying a foundation for the smelter industry to continue to be profitable, and for new robot and automation solutions to be made available. In this way, we contribute to creating safer and better work environments, and to making the industry more attractive and competitive. Coming to Smart Industri Frode Grimsbø, Norwegian country manager at KUKA Nordic, is also looking forward to working more closely together. For those who want to know more about the system partnership between the companies, KUKA and Pioneer Robotics are both on site at Smart Industri in Lilleström on 23 to 25 May.

Pioneer Robotics has a very interesting profile. I see a potential to enter new markets together with them, says Frode Grimsbø

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