Robotics manufacturer Quicktron moves to Bruntwood SciTech
Robotics manufacturer Quicktron has moved to Bruntwood SciTech’s hub for technology businesses, Innovation Birmingham.
The multinational corporation, which is headquartered in Shanghai and has offices in the US, Germany, Spain, Japan, Korea and Singapore, has acquired a 1,000 sq ft of space at the campus.
The robotics and data-driven firm has selected Birmingham as its first base of operations in the UK, and the company is primed to take advantage of the city region’s growing tech cluster.
Founded in 2014, Quicktron specialises in developing future-proof robotic products using advanced algorithms to perform a variety of tasks in warehouses and factories. The firm helps customers to optimise their warehouse management and production efficiency through the use of smart robotic solutions.
Joseph Venables, head of business development at Bruntwood SciTech, said: “Quicktron’s expansion comes at a time of immense importance for UK R&D, with the West Midlands continuing to lead the charge both nationally and internationally. We’re excited to welcome another international brand to one of the most innovative and diverse technology clusters the UK has to offer and look forward to supporting their growth through our key strategic partners.
“Birmingham is fast-becoming a magnet for inward investment and we look forward to seeing Quicktron grow its global market share here while benefiting from co-locating with the city’s other high growth businesses at Innovation Birmingham.”
Liang Kien Yew, vice president, international business at Quicktron, said: “Our move to Innovation Birmingham is a vital step in the business’ strategic ambitions to establish firm roots in the UK and enhance our on the ground support for our clients. Accessing top talent and lowering our carbon operating base are two of our biggest priorities as we look to grow our market share with our UK audience, so we’re pleased to have a partner in Bruntwood SciTech that has helped us to facilitate both.”