Weiss shared why Seegrid has chosen to launch the GT10 Tow Tractor in Europe. “European factories have high labor rates and greater requirements for worker ergonomics. As a result they use quite a lot of automation. The GT10 will support these automated operations by delivering goods reliably and on time, while reducing manned travel time, and risks associated with driving trucks.”
Weiss also noted that with the large European manufacturing base, Seegrid expects the GT10 to be used primarily in parts-to-line applications. Seegrid is establishing dealer relationships and recognizes the need to work globally to satisfy the needs of customers. Weiss clarified, “Many of Seegrid’s customers are multi-nationals, and often corporate leaders are not based in North America. As a world-class leader, we need to ship our technology worldwide.”
European manufacturers already possess sophistication with technology and robotics. As the European economy recovers from recession, there is a strong need for improved productivity and capacity. Seegrid has a unique and proven offering with a significant installed base in North America, and is highly adaptable for Europe.
Weiss is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the engineering and manufacturing departments. Weiss is the co-author of Industrial Robotics: Technology, Programming and Applications. He holds twenty patents and earned several academic and industry awards, including being named to IndustryWeek's Top 50 R&D Professionals.
Founded in 2003, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid Corporation (www.seegrid.com)