Two months ago, RoboJob was able to conclude a successful participation at the EMO trade fair. The Belgian market leader in CNC automation returned to Belgium with quite a number of orders. Moreover, since the EMO, orders continue to briskly come in. And that in a period of economic uncertainty.
"You would think that companies are a bit cautious in these times of Brexit, the trade war between China and the United States, and with the automotive industry struggling," says CEO Helmut De Roovere. “However, nothing is further from the truth. Our customers are well aware that they too will find it difficult to get hold of CNC operators in the coming months, and that the reality of high mix, low volume will only become more concrete. This is therefore the time to focus on automation solutions that allow you to deal with that reality in an efficient way.”
RoboJob is not seeing a drop in orders, on the contrary. “It's always a bit quieter in the summer months, we see that every year. It’s allowed us to further perfect our production. Now that our ‘Integrated’ models are fully on track, we’ve also been able to fine tune our internal processes. The lead time from an order to installation has thus been considerably shortened, and our customers who order today already can start producing man-free early next year with our robots.”
The company from Heist-op-den-Berg now also has more capacity to install its products: not only more installation technicians were hired, but many partners were also trained and certified to successfully complete the RoboJob automation installations.