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NEXT. robotics come aboard as new distributor for the Shadow Robot Company

Even though we came from humble beginnings, we’re now established as a company with a worldwide reach. Which is why we’re really happy to announce that we have a new overseas distributor – NEXT. robotics.

NEXT. have evolved from FREI Technik, a German company that has been around since the fifties that specialised in sales and project planning in the field of assembly and handling technology. NEXT. has taken a slightly new direction, moving towards human-friendly light-weight robotics. They will be our distributor in the German speaking DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

NEXT. are headed up by Marcus Frei, who has years of experience in the industry. He said: “We’re really happy to add the Shadow Robot Company to our interactive product portfolio; their technology greatly compliments our current focus on Advanced Robotics and Artificial Intelligence! We’re looking forward to working with them on existing and future challenges in the research market, as also on the transition to real life adaption.”

Rich Walker, our Managing Director, said ‘It’s a great pleasure to work with NEXT. – we’re really excited to do business with Marcus and see our Shadow Hands amongst the products he sells.’ Our Hands sit nicely alongside the other grippers that NEXT offer, including Robotiq, RightHand Robotics and Barrett Technology. They also sell robot arms, sensors and platforms – everything you could possible want!

 For more information about NEXT. robotics, visit their website here.