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The One Stop Shop for Collaborative Applications

All the tools you need at one place to automate more

The OnRobot product range features a wide assortment of tools and software for collaborative applications, including electric, vacuum and magnetic grippers, the award-winning Gecko gripping technology, force/torque sensors, a 2.5D vision system, screwdriver, sander kits and tool changers. Supported by the free, Learn OnRobot e-learning platform, OnRobot makes it easy to deploy collaborative automation on tasks such as packaging, quality control, materials handling, machine tending, assembly, and surface finishing regardless of skill level or previous robotics experience.

Our solutions help small and mid-sized manufacturers optimize their processes and grow their businesses with greater flexibility, higher output and improved quality. Collaborative automation has levelled the playing field for small and mid-sized manufacturers, and as robots become easier to buy and implement, the tooling has become the vital element in adapting for a wide range of applications. Regardless of the robot brand, OnRobot provides compatibility and versatility beyond compare. It's everything manufacturers need from one supplier, providing even more value from the automation investment. 

"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.

Headquartered in Odense, Denmark, OnRobot also has offices in Dallas, Los Angeles, Soest (Germany), Aalborg (Denmark), Barcelona, Warsaw, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Budapest.


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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:


December - D:PLOY - industry's first automated platform for building, running, monitoring, and re-deploying collaborative applications.

March - New 7th-axis robot elevator, Lift100 enables a wide range of palletizing tasks. It can be complemented with the Pallet Station which helps the operator place the pallet in the correct position. 

January - Released 2FGP20 electric gripper for palletizing and slip sheet handling. 


November - Released WebLytics, the first remote production monitoring, and diagnostic software for collaborative applications.

October Launched Learn, a free learning platform that brings collaborative applications know-how to all.

March Launched the intelligent magnetic gripper MG10

February Released the world's most powerful electric vacuum gripper, VGP20


DecemberFirst OnRobot virtual global event on collaborative automation. 

NovemberLaunched OnRobot 2FG7 parallel gripper. 

September - Out-of-the-box robotic sanding tool. 

June - Complete plug-and-play intelligent Screwdriver.   

April Launched food-grade-certified OnRobot Soft Gripper

        - Launched OnRobot Eyes, a 2.5D vision system.

FebruaryLaunched 3-finger electrical gripper with large stroke for handling a wide range of cylindrical objects. 


DecemberLaunched the new small, lightweight electric vacuum gripper VGC10

November - OnRobot One-System Solution wins gold in Leap Award.

September - OnRobot One-System Solution, a new mechanical and electrical interface for any OnRobot EOAT. 

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. 

AprilGecko Gripper wins the prestigious Robotics Award  from Hannover Messe and takes silver in the Edison Awards.

January RG2-FT gripper and the Gecko Gripper become commercially available worldwide.


AugustU.S. venture fund Summit Partners invests growth equity in OnRobot.

            - Acquisition of Purple Robotics and innovative dual vacuum gripper technology.

JuneGecko Gripper wins the coveted Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (IERA) at the 50th International Symposium on Robotics in Munich.

         - OnRobot A/S established from the 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 are established in the US, Malaysia, and Germany. The distribution network expands to over 100 distributors in more than 40 countries.

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

On Robot was founded with RG2 and RG6 plug-and-play electric grippers.

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

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.

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


Interested to be a part of our journey? 

We’re a fast-growing, innovative company always looking for talented people to join our team. 

Check our Career page and submit your application for any open position relevant to you!