About OnRobot A/S

OnRobot delivers a full line of plug-and-produce end-of-arm tooling (EoAT) for collaborative applications. Our innovative grippers, sensors, and tool changers help manufacturers gain the full advantages of collaborative and lightweight industrial robots, including ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and safety alongside human workers.

“The innovation that is occurring in the field of end effectors is the next frontier for collaborative robotic innovation.”

John Santagate, Research Director for Commercial Service Robotics at IDC

Collaborative End-of-Arm Tooling Products

Our advanced EoAT products help small and mid-sized manufacturers optimize their processes and grow their businesses with greater flexibility, higher output, and improved quality. Get everything you need from one innovative company.

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A Full Range of Collaborative Applications

As robots become easier to buy and implement, EoAT has become a vital element in adapting collaborative and light industrial robots for a wide range of applications.

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Find a Local Distributor

OnRobot is a global company with headquarters in the robotic cluster capital of Odense, Denmark and offices and sales partners around the world.

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Learn More about Collaborative Automation

Collaborative robots have leveled the playing field for small and mid-sized manufacturers. Now, EoAT lets you drive even more value from your automation investment.

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We’re Hiring!

We’re a fast-growing, innovative company in the exciting field of collaborative automation. We’re looking for smart, talented individuals to help us grow.

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OnRobot History and Key Milestones

OnRobot’s growth has been fueled by strategic partnerships and acquisitions and innovative product developments, including these key milestones:

2019 May: OnRobot acquires rights to the disruptive, flexible robot technology behind the RAGNAR robot and hires nearly half of the employees from defunct Blue Workforce

2019 April: Gecko Gripper wins prestigious Robotics Award  from Hannover Messe and takes silver in the Edison Awards 

2019 January: RG2-FT gripper and Gecko Gripper become commercially available worldwide

2018 August: U.S. venture fund Summit Partners invests growth equity in OnRobot

2018 August: Acquisition of Purple Robotics and innovative dual vacuum gripper technology

2018 June: Gecko Gripper wins coveted Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (IERA) at the 50th International Symposium on Robotics in Munich

2018 June: OnRobot A/S established from merger of three innovative end-of-arm tooling companies—On Robot, OptoForce and Perception Robotics—to facilitate the ongoing growth of collaborative robotics

2017 and 2018: Offices established in the US, Malaysia and Germany and distribution network expands to over 100 distributors in more than 40 countries

2016: Substantial investments received from private investors and The Danish Growth Fund and distribution network expands to Asia, North America and Oceania.

2015: On Robot founded with RG2 and RG6 plug-and-play electric grippers

2014: Bilge J. Christiansen begins design of innovative cable-free gripper and Ebbe O. Fuglsang joins to develop software and user interface for the RG2 gripper

2012: OptoForce founded by Ákos Tar and József Veres, creating robotic force/torque sensors to automate tasks requiring the dexterity of the human hand, with investors including Hungarian venture capitalists Day One Capital, Finext Startup and Momentum and Enrico Krog Iversen, former CEO of Universal Robots

2011: Perception Robotics founded by Nicholas Wettels and Helena Yli-Renko based on a gecko-inspired gripper for handling large, flat objects