To makes its foray into modernity, a robot production facility has been launched in Singapore at Yishun Industrial Park by precision engineering firm PBA Group and Korean industrial robot company Hanwha Robotics.
The robot will be able to perform simple tasks, including picking and placing items, palletising, screw-driving, polishing and dispensing. This will also help companies to automate manual work as well as cut their investment and operating expenses.
The robot production facility is the result of the partnership between a local precision engineering small and medium-sized enterprise and a listed Fortune 500 company.
These days, most of the robots and automation equipment used in Singapore are manufactured overseas in places such as Europe, Japan and China. These robots could take more than months to arrive in Singapore due to limited order volumes.
However, locally-made robots can be delivered within four weeks and can be serviced locally, said precision-engineering firm PBA.
Meanwhile, PBA Group has also inked an agreement with ST Kinetics to cooperate on marketing, sales, and production of robotics and automation projects.
Under the agreement, both parties will pursue and undertake new robotics and automation projects in industrial and logistics automation here in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
The agreement was signed by William Lee, senior vice president, logistics automation, ST Kinetics and Derrick Yap, CEO of PBA, in the presence of Chan Chun Sing, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office,Dr Lee Shiang Long, President of ST Kinetics and Mr Tony Yap, Chairman of PBA.
“The partnership with PBA will offer customers a superior robotics and automation solution that directly addresses their business needs and improves the efficiency of their operations. ST Kinetics continues to scale up our robotics capabilities, especially since the acquisition of Aethon, a US based robotics company, in 2017, and further expanding our footprint to the industrial and logistics sector in Singapore,” said Dr Lee Shiang Long, President of ST Kinetics.