Teradyne Corporation Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and AutoGuide Mobile Robots have merged to become a single supplier of autonomous mobile robots (AMR), one of the fastest growing segments in automation today. At the end of September, the company was incorporated to be known as Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), with longtime Teradyne CEO Walter Vahey taking the helm as president. The headquarters will be in Odense, Denmark, where MiR has managed its global operations since its inception in 2013.
MiR develops and markets safe and collaborative mobile robots that can control indoor applications quickly, easily and cost-effectively, freeing users to perform high-performance tasks. Prior to the merger, MiR offered several AMRs that could carry payloads on pallets of up to 3000 pounds (1,350kg). By integrating with AutoGuide, the portfolio will expand to include large AMR tuggers and forklifts that will work with MiRFleet software.
According to Vahey, who led Teradyne’s MiR in 2018 and AutoGuide a year later, customers in the global market for interior accessories are asking for a complete AMR product line that spans low-end vehicles, medium and large fees to move property at all times. value chain. “By joining forces, we will meet our customers’ needs for automation of indoor applications, from a single supplier that offers the easy-to-carry, reliable, scalable AMR has. fleet management software,” he says.
As part of Teradyne, the two companies are working together to develop a system for their AMR to work with the same fleet management software.
Vahey adds, “This close collaboration made the integration much faster.” “Being a single organization helps ensure that we deliver to our customers a broad line of AMR products that work with common marine software.”
The company maintains a large global presence
The new combined company employs 450 workers, including 250 engineers. MiR is already well established in the AMR market and more than 7,000 AMRs have been sold in more than 60 countries. AMRs can pick up, transport, and deliver pallets or to carry other loads automatically and safely in extreme environments, which is why they are a safe and effective alternative to automated guided vehicles (AGV), forklifts, and pallet trucks.
The combined company MiR now has a global distribution network and more than 200 partners worldwide. In addition to its headquarters in Odense, Denmark, MiR has regional offices in Boston; Holbrook, New York; San Diego; Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Georgetown, Kentucky; Singapore; Frankfurt; Barcelona; Tokyo; Seoul, and Shanghai.