'TAL can produce 10,000 robots per year'

'TAL can produce 10,000 robots per year'

In a major boost to the cause of the entrepreneurs of India, TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a 100 per cent subsidiary of auto major Tata Motors, has developed a totally indigenously-built robot, ‘Brabo’. The company has a production capacity of 10,000 robots per year, a top executive said.

On January 29, 2015, Deccan Herald had reported that TAL would launch localised Indian-made robots. TAL Manufacturing Solutions Executive Director and CEO Rajesh Khatri said, “Brabo is an affordable value proposition robot, which is primarily aimed at MSMEs. This will be priced 40% lower than the nearest competition.”

Khatri explained, “Brabo is totally indigenously developed. Even the controller has been developed locally, by our own team. We are proud to say that almost 95% of the components are indigenous. That means, that it will have low cost of maintenance. Spares will be totally available locally. It is easy to use, easy to programme controller. (TAL  COO) Amit Bhingurde has been the key
constituent behind the development of Brabo.”

Recently, the 10-kg Brabo was showcased at the ‘Make in India Week’ in Mumbai. However, TAL is working on 2 kg, 5 kg and 10 kg payload which will be produced in Pune. Till date, the company has invested over Rs 10 crore.

On production capacity, Khatri said, “We anticipate an explosive growth. Right now, we have capacity of almost 10,000 robots per year.”

TAL robots will cater to electronics, logistics, pharmaceuticals, food and packaging industries. “The major are would be automotive — because world over, the trend is that 35% of the robotic applications are from the automotive sector. Whereas, in India I think its mainly the OEMs which are automated, and the MSME or their supply chain, especially if I go to tier III and tier IV, there is no automation. So there is a big potential in the automotive segment itself.  Of course, we will be addressing other segments too,” Khatri added.

“Automation is no longer an aspiration, it is a necessity. So, we need to be prepared and as an industry, we are not only trying to exploit an emerging opportunity but we are also trying to support the development of that,” he said.

The 10-kg payload has been launched at Rs 6 lakh, while the 2-kg would be priced in the range of around Rs 4 lakh, which will be launched by May.

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