JAKA Robotics (节卡机器人), a major cobot developer in China, has announced a new strategic partnership with French industrial giant Schneider Electric to explore new frontiers and applications of cobot in industrial production.
As a highlight of their tie-up, the two firms will leverage their respective strengths to roll out a cobot named Lexium and integrate it into Schneider Electric’s open automation platform EcoStruxure.
The goal is to build an all-in-one solution covering industrial automation, robotic control and advanced electromechanical integration, as well as to promote a bigger role of cobots in smart manufacturing, according to a joint statement.
Schneider Electric has also invested an undisclosed amount of money into JAKA, which has about 6% of the global cobot market.
After thoroughly surveying leading cobot companies worldwide on their R&D capability, production management and quality control, Schneider Electric decided to choose JAKA as its exclusive partner, said Rav Lawana, Vice President of Strategy & Machine Solutions at the company.
The two sides will work together to unlock new opportunities in industrial automation and digital transition, said Chang Li, vice president of JAKA.
“We will provide global clients with more efficient and intelligent industrial manufacturing solutions, meet constantly changing market needs and help businesses establish flexible systems and sustainable advantages,” she added.