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Bajaj plants have 50% women workforce, Co-bots help increase production

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Bajaj Auto Limited is the first in Indian company to implement collaborative robots (Co-bots) in automotive assembly lines.

Since 2010, Bajaj Auto Limited has been using state of the art co-bots (collaborative robots) at the production lines across their plants in Akurdi, Chakan, Waluj and Pantnagar.

These co-bots have given Bajaj Auto two benefits. First, it has increased participation of women on the shop floor. Second, co-bots have managed to augment production of two-wheelers from 507 vehicles per person per year to 804 units per person per year.

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Vikas Sawhney, General Manager, Robotics and Automation has confirmed that there are at least 120 Co-bots working at the company plants. These not only speed up production, but also increases participation from women workers in the plant.

Co-bots used by Bajaj Auto are manufactured by Universal Robots, a Danish robotic company. These Co-bots help in a variety of tasks right from welding and decal application and have been found to be flexible and easy to handle. The Co-bots have been selected for their compactness, safety and cost effectiveness and are able to carry out repetitive tasks with precision.

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Following the successful use of Co-bots by Bajaj Auto, Universal Robots, leading manufacturer of advanced user friendly and light industrial robotic arms, founded in Denmark in 2005, has opened shop in India in October 2015.

 

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