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22 September 2017, 08:14 am – OptoIndex

Remote laser welding technology expert Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH is newly positioning itself for further international growth. Effective September 1, 2017, the addition of Karl Christian Messer to the Executive Board temporarily enlarges it to four persons. After an extensive transition phase, co-founder and current CEO Dr. Wolfgang Vogl will exit the company at yearend to establish a start-up in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) environment. For Blackbird Robotics, this step underscores the company's successful transformation into a solid, mid-size SCANLAB Group enterprise, whose growth trajectory can be successfully pursued even independent of its founders.

Since 2008, Blackbird Robotersysteme has stood for intelligent system solutions in the robot-assisted laser welding field. Its internally developed control technology and user software are combined with scan systems of affiliated company SCANLAB to create top-performing welding systems. The product range consistently focuses on requirements of customers in the automotive branch and other industrial sectors, while offering increasingly highly integrated system solutions. A laser welding system with OCT (optical coherence tomography) technology for integrated seam tracking and process monitoring, newly introduced just this June, is proof of the company's strategic advancement to system supplier. And international growth, particularly in the target markets of Asia and the USA, should be further accelerated. Here, the emphasis is not only on a strong automotive sector position, but also new laser welding application areas such as in the construction machinery industry (so-called 'yellow goods') and household appliance manufacturing ('white goods'). 

Picture shows (from left to right):
Dr. Wolfgang Vogl, Chief Excecutive Officer (CEO)
Dr. Ulrich Munzert, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
Christel Rummel, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Karl Christian Messer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Copyright Blackbird Robotics.