What happens when smaller companies are acquired? Organizational changes. This may make it easier for customers to combine autonomous mobile robot technologies into their material handling applications.

Teradyne companies Mobile Industrial Robots  (MiR) and AutoGuide Mobile Robots have merged to become a single supplier of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that can quickly, easily and cost-effectively manage internal logistics.

A few key points: 

  • Teradyne executive Walter Vahey is the new president of MiR.
  • Headquarters will be in Odense, Denmark, where MiR has managed its global operations since its launch in 2013. 
  • MiR develops and markets safe and collaborative mobile robots that can quickly, easily and cost-effectively manage internal logistics, freeing up employees to perform higher-value activities.
  • Prior to the merge, MiR offered a broad range of AMRs capable of carrying payloads and pallets up to 3000 pounds (1350kg). By combining with AutoGuide, the portfolio will expand to include high payload AMR tuggers and forklifts that will operate on the MiRFleet software.
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