Laser gear powerhouse Han’s Laser sets up new unit to cement position in robotics

The founding of the new robotic venture complements the business of Han's Robot and signals the parent's aspirations to further expand into new growth categories and become an ecosystem player.

Han’s Laser (大族激光, 002008.SH), a leader in the Chinese market for laser equipment and automation, recently incorporated a new intelligent robotic subsidiary in Guangzhou.

Business registry information revealed that the new company, named Han’s “mopai” (no official English name is revealed yet; pinyin spelling is used instead), was up and running in February 11 this year, with a reported capital base of 5 million yuan (US$728,500).

Its business scope includes the manufacturing and sale of industrial robot, production of new energy equipment, specialized equipment, and sale of electronic specialized equipment, among others.

The new unit was 100% owned by Han’s lithium-ion battery arm, which is itself an affiliate of Han’s Laser.

Han’s Laser consists of Han’s Motion (大族精密传动), Han’s Robot (大族机器人) and Han’s Lithium Power (大族锂电).

In 2019, Han’s Laser dominated the domestic laser equipment industry with a 12.6% market share, far ahead of the second-placed Huagong Technology (华工科技, 000988.SH), which represented 2.8% of the market.

The founding of the new robotic venture complements the business of Han’s Robot and signals the parent’s aspirations to further expand into new growth categories and become an ecosystem player, according to a company statement.

Nonetheless, the statement didn’t specify the division of labor or areas of differentiation between the duo.

According to public information, Han’s Motion specializes in the manufacturing and sales of precision reducers and devices, robotic systems, and electromechanical equipment. Its products are widely applied in robotics, telecommunications, semiconductor, medical device and testing equipment, among other industries.

Han’s Robot, which manufacturers in Foshan of Guangdong Province and has a R&D center in Shenzhen, is focused on the development, production and sale of smart cobots and automated guided vehicle (AGV), with its clients mainly coming from industry, healthcare, logistics, education and services sectors.

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Ni Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of cnrobopedia. Prior to cnrobopedia, he had a full decade of experience with a major state-run English-language newspaper as a tech reporter and opinion writer. He is also a communications specialist, having provided consultancy services to established firms like Siemens, Philips, ABinBev, Diageo, Group (Nasdaq: TCOM, HK: 9961), Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) and a handful of domestic startups. A graduate of Fudan University, he writes widely about China's business and tech scenes and other topics for global publications including South China Morning Post, SupChina, The Diplomat, CGTN, Banking Technology, among others, and tries to impart his experience to students at Fudan University Journalism School, where he is a part-time lecturer. When he's not writing about robotics, you can expect him to be on his beloved Yanagisawa saxophones, trying to play some jazz riffs, often in vain and occasionally against the protests of an angry neighbor. Get in touch with him by dropping a line at

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