“We are here to support this region’s industrial production of products and materials. Robots are often the answer when the question is how to be more effective. Jobs that are ‘dirty, dull and dangerous’ are the first kind of jobs that are likely to be replaced by robots,” says Erlend Eltervåg at RobotNorge.
With headquarters at Klepp in Rogaland County, RobotNorge is one of the leading robotics companies in Norway, drawing on 50 years of experience with robots.
“RobotNorge was eager to join GCE NODE, but I told them they had to establish an office in our region to become eligible for cluster participation. After opening an office in Grimstad, RobotNorge has been accepted into NODE, and we are happy to welcoming them to both the region and the cluster,” says Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE.
RobotNorge chose to establish its regional office in Grimstad, just meters from Mechatronics Innovation Lab, which is on the University of Agder’s Grimstad campus.
“We are pleased to be located close to both MIL and the university. The industrial clusters in Southern Norway; GCE NODE and Eyde Cluster, and MIL, which offers state-of-the-art test facilities, are the main reasons for opening an office here,” says Eltervåg.
RobotNorge has approximately 170 robots in Agder. Some of its customers are Benteler Automotive Farsund, Elkem, REC Solar Norway, Nøsted Kjetting, Tredal, Hennig-Olsen Is, Kitron, University of Agder and Mechatronics Innovation Lab.