Elite Robots Gets an Order of 3,000 Cobots From a Fortune 500 Company

The company said the order from a leading Chinese renewable energy firm is one the largest collaborative robot orders ever.

Elite Robots

Elite Robots said its large cobot order reflects its global leadership.
Elite Robots said it is positioning itself as a market leader by expanding its collaborative offerings worldwide.

Elite Robots, a leading supplier of collaborative robots, last week said it has received an order from a Chinese energy company for a total of 3,000 units.

“This large order from the new energy sector is great news for the entire cobotic industry, indicating that the collaborative robots' market is expanding,” said Dr. Yunan Cao, CEO of Elite Robots, in a release. “I believe that the entire ecosystem will gain more confidence in collaborative robots.”

Elite Robots said 10,000 of its cobots are deployed across more than 40 countries. The Shanghai-based company claimed that businesses of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, have chosen its robots because of their reliability, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness of its robots.

Cobot range demonstrate utility

Elite Robots said its latest deal demonstrates the trend of collaborative robots becoming more viable for large-scale production as an alternative to industrial automation.

Collaborative robots could grow from 5% of total industrial robot sales to 10% by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 40%, according to Statzon. The research firm predicted that the market would surpass $5 billion by 2032.

Elite Robots said it won the energy company's order due to its flexibility, professionalism, and extensive range of models designed to meet customers' needs. Unlike some European players who offer only five models of cobots with a maximum payload of 20 kg (44 lb.), Elite Robots offers a portfolio of 37 cobots, with payloads of up to 25 kg (55.1 lb.), a reach of up to 2,000 mm (6.5 ft.), and IP68-level protection.

The range also includes models tailored to specific needs, such as the EC68-08, which has an 8 kg (17.6 lb.) payload capacity for screwing operations. It also includes the EC64-19 with a 1,900 mm (6.2 ft.) reach for inspecting large objects and the explosion-proof CS Series. Elite Robots said it plans to launch a new series soon.

Elite Robots positions itself as a market leader

Elite Robots said that its new client, whose main businesses include new energy vehicles, components and assembly of cell phones, rechargeable batteries, and photovoltaic cells, declined to be named.

The company is positioning itself as a top player, both domestically and internationally. Elite Robots said it is now ranked in the Top 3 domestic cobot brands in China. In the past two years, it has also established branches in Europe, Japan, and North America and expanded its customer and partner base.

“In 2023, we have experienced significant growth throughout the entire American market, completing major projects in the metal and automotive industries, both in the U.S. and in the fast-growing Mexican market,” said Moritz Garroz Borelly, sales director for Elite Robots USA. “Elite Robots is taking many steps to expand the collaborative market space, and I believe it has the potential to significantly elevate the entire industry.”

The company has its U.S. office in Knoxville, Tenn.

“Winning this order makes me realize that Elite Robots is moving in the right direction by actively responding to market changes, constantly focusing on product improvement, and expanding both domestically and overseas,” Cao stated.

Elite Robots demonstrates CS63 cobot processing tasks.

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Elite Robots said its large cobot order reflects its global leadership.

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