Universal Robots (UR), the Danish collaborative robot (cobot) manufacturer, will showcase its innovative collaborative robots and automated solutions at Metaltech and Automex 2023 to be held at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) from 31 May to 3 June 2023. The trade exhibition is expected to draw up to 15,000 visitors from 45 countries.

According to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia’s robotics market is projected to reach RM103.1 billion by 2023, surpassing the target set in the National Robotics Roadmap 2021-2030.

“Cobots have grown in popularity over the years and have been widely embraced by the local market – especially since the onset of COVID-19. Labour shortages have been a real concern for manufacturers locally, and cobots deliver a cost-effective yet low-risk solution that is easily deployable and flexible for a multitude of applications,” said Marvin Ming, Country Manager Malaysia, Universal Robots.

A recent working paper on Industry 4.0 (IR4.0) Technology Adoption in Malaysian Manufacturing by Asian School of Business – Center of Technology, Strategy and Sustainability, revealed that the Malaysian manufacturing sector, which comprises mostly second or third tier suppliers, rely mainly on labour-intensive production of low complexity products at high volume. Compounded by seasonal customer demand, these companies are not inclined to invest in expensive capital machinery.

“We hope to give businesses eager to make the progressive shift towards automation more insight and a better understanding as to how cobots can help them move up the value chain through working hand-in-hand with humans,” concluded Ming.

Universal Robots will be showcasing UR cobots UR3e, 5e, 10e, and 16e to demonstrate its wide reach of applications from palletising, machine tending to welding.

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