Dexterity partners with Dematic to deploy versatile robots
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Dexterity announced the establishment of a strategic partnership with Dematic. Through this partnership, Dematic will offer Dexterity’s full-featured robots as part of its intelligent automation solutions. Dematic will sell and deploy Dexterity’s robots worldwide and facilitate its entry into the European market.
Dexterity offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) robotics platform that transforms standard industrial robot arms into full-task robots with a sense of touch and vision, and the ability to learn and perform multiple tasks. To date, its robots have retrieved more than 37 million goods from warehouses across the United States.
The partnership brings together Dexterity’s robotics technology and Dematic’s expertise in advanced supply chain solutions to provide the market with fully integrated, self-contained and scalable solutions. Dematic will offer everything from specific subsystems to complete operations.
“Robots powered by Dexterity have increased market demand for flexible automation that can work within existing workflows and infrastructure,” said Samir Menon, CEO of Dexterity. “Partnering with an industry leader like Dematic will accelerate the deployment of robots by Dexterity customers and significantly expand the global reach of Dexterity robots.”
Dematic plans to deploy robotic systems already under contract with Dexterity customers in consumer goods, manufacturing, retail and parcels. The company will also sell and deploy Dexterity’s solutions to its own warehouse, distribution and fulfillment customers over the next few years. The first Dexterity robot system deployed by Dematic is expected to be deployed in Q4 2022.
“Our growing partnership with Dexterity is another example of Dematic taking the necessary steps to continue to be a software and technology leader,” said Hasan Dandashly, Dematic President and KION Group Board Member. “As a leader, we provide our customers with the smart solutions they need to succeed, and fully integrated robotic solutions go hand in hand with that.”
The partnership will accelerate Dematic’s ability to provide customers with scalable, self-contained solutions that provide customers with increased flexibility. Additionally, its customers will benefit from the expertise of both companies at every phase of deployment, from initiation and planning to execution and live operations.
Earlier this year, Ed Mullen, formerly Vice President of Americas Sales at Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), joined the Dexterity team as Senior Director of Partnerships. The company recently emerged from stealth in 2020 and recently raised $140 million in Series B funding.