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The One Stop Shop for Collaborative Applications

OnRobot  was founded in 2018 with the mission of breaking down automation barriers and bringing the benefits of robotic automation to manufacturers of all sizes.

Headquartered in Odense, Denmark, and with offices spread across the globe, OnRobot is the world’s leading provider of hardware and software solutions for collaborative applications. All offerings are based on the same ‘One System, Zero Complexity’ platform, delivering a unified experience across all major robot brands.

OnRobot’s products and solutions are provided through more than 700 distribution and system integration partners, and used in many different industries. They make it easier and faster to automate tasks such as palletizing, CNC machine tending, packaging, pick and place, sanding, screwdriving, and many more.  

Our solutions help small and mid-sized manufacturers optimize their processes and grow their businesses with greater flexibility, higher output and improved quality. We ensure same-day installation of complete robotic solutions, regardless of the robot brand, empowering manufacturers to take control of their automation journey and allowing for swift redeployment when production requirements change. 


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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. 


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

        - Launced 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 coveted Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (IERA) at the 50th International Symposium on Robotics in Munich.

         - 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. Distribution network expands to over 100 distributors in more than 40 countries.

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

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

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.

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.


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