EUnited Robotics Joins Europe's Largest Industry Association

EUnited Robotics and VDMA Robotics + Automation merge to create one strong platform for the European robotics industry. Following the merger, the members of EUnited Robotics will be represented by VDMA R+A as of January 2023.

EUnited or the European Engineering Industries Association supports the competitiveness of the European equipment suppliers. Mainly, it is composed of companies that design and produce specialist machinery and equipment operated in advanced factories all over the world to produce, to automate and monitor, to transport, to recycle, to power, or for cleaning and maintenance purposes.

Wilfried Eberhardt, Chairman of EUnited Robotics affirms the cooperation of the two organizations. “We will combine our resources in one strong European platform to leverage the benefits of automation in Europe. This will boost our efficiency to develop standards for the smart factory of the future. Moreover, it will address regulatory issues and promote a human centric future of work,” Eberhardt says.

Wilfried Eberhardt, Chairman of EUnited Robotics and CMO of KUKA AG

13 European countries – 370+ member companies

“VDMA Robotics + Automation unites more than 370 member companies from 13 European countries,” says Patrick Schwarzkopf, Managing Director of VDMA Robotics + Automation.

He said they look forward to continuing the full range of activities currently carried out by EUnited Robotics. Among them include the European Robotics Summit, public advocacy, and Good Work Charter campaign. “This is truly a win-win for the European robotics industry,” says Schwarzkopf.

Patrick Schwarzkopf, Managing Director of VDMA Robotics + Automation

New Synergies to Emerge

Meanwhile, Klaus-Dieter Axt, Executive Director of EUnited AISBL, says the close cooperation between EUnited Robotics and VDMA R+A is already well established. Specifically, it isreflected in the large overlap of membership in the two association platforms. With this strategic decision, he said, EUnited Robotics’ members will benefit from new synergies and enjoy the full range of services that VDMA offers. “We will continue the good spirit of cooperation between EUnited and VDMA Robotics + Automation in the future.” adds Axt.