Sunday, August 18, 2019

North-east robotics company agrees international partnerships

(L-R): Marcus Jocham, head of business development at Dekra Visatec, and Brian Storie, managing director of Spectis Robotics
(L-R): Marcus Jocham, head of business development at Dekra Visatec, and Brian Storie, managing director of Spectis Robotics

Spectis Robotics, a provider of remotely operated robotic crawlers and camera systems, has announced two international distribution agreements.

Formerly Inuktun Europe, Spectis Robotics re-branded in June with managing director Brian Storie retaining full ownership of the Aberdeen-based firm.

The new company has moved swiftly to agree a deal with Dekra Visatec GmbH, a designer and manufacturer of high-quality visual inspection camera systems for specialist industrial markets.

The German company has 20 years’ experience at the forefront of innovation in the non-destructive visual testing market, including underwater and radiation tolerant camera, crawler systems and lighting modules for the nuclear, offshore oil and gas and renewables markets.

Brian Storie, managing director at Spectis Robotics, said: “We are pleased to work closely with another business in Dekra Visatec that shares the same values of our company and we look forward to growing together and further developing this relationship to the advantage of our clients.”

Marcus Jocham, head of business development at Dekra Visatec, said: “I am delighted to welcome Spectis Robotics to the Dekra Visatec global distributor network. I am very confident that this partnership will increase our ability to offer exceptional application knowledge, and product support to both existing and new clients.”

“We believe that Spectis Robotics, with its established network, and proven track record in providing remote inspection solutions to customers in the nuclear, oil and gas, marine, renewable and civil sectors, will provide the most technically advantageous and cost-effective solutions for remote inspection challenges to clients in the UK and Ireland regions.”

Spectis Robotics has also reached an agreement with SuperDroid Robots Inc. Designed and built in North Carolina, its range of standard and customised tactical robots are used for dangerous applications where it is impractical to have a human operator present.

Through a set of sensors, the vehicle observes the environment and either makes autonomous decisions about its behaviour or relays information to an operator at a separate location.

Brian Storie added: “Having the strength and support of another leading firm in SuperDroid Robots, particularly at the start of a new chapter for the business, gives us confidence and will provide a significant competitive edge.

“We are optimistic that both of these formal relationships will create opportunities for Spectis Robotics to become a go-to company for specialist inspection systems and will open doors into new markets for us.”

Spectis Robotics specialises in the sale, rental and service of robotic crawler vehicles and inspection cameras for clients in the oil and gas, nuclear, renewables and civil engineering sectors, among others.

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