Reliance in Limerick opened by Tánaiste (with a little help from robots)
15 January 2019
L-R: Tánaiste Simon Coveney; Oscar (6) and Peter Creighton, managing director of Reliance. The tánaiste officially unveiled Universal Robot’s partnership with Reliance, a fourth-generation family business that has been providing technical solutions to Irish businesses since 1925.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has officially opened Reliance’s new facility on the Ballysimon Road and welcomed its new partnership with Universal Robots.
The tánaiste showed a steady hand as he controlled a state-of-the-art UR Collaborative Robots (cobot) to cut a ribbon opening the facility.
The Cobots also performed a routine with lightsabers to the Black Eyes Peas ‘Let’s get it started’ and another cobot, designed to work alongside people safely, cut Coveney’s ham and pineapple pizza into sharing slices.
More than 120 people, including media, politicians, rugby and GAA players, were welcomed into the impressive new facility by managing director of Reliance, Peter Creighton. Rugby hero David Wallace and Limerick hurlers Barry Murphy and Oisin O’Reilly, represented the strong sporting community in Limerick.
Speaking about their new partnership with UR, Creighton said: “It is our goal to be the leader to identify, learn about, and introduce these latest technologies as they evolve to continually help our customers to compete and grow.”
Assist businesses to carry out repetitive tasks
Creighton and his team at Reliance showcased six collaborative robots (cobots), manufactured by Universal Robots. Cobots assist businesses to carry out repetitive tasks and due to their special collaborative process freeing up employees for more rewarding roles.
“Reliance has set the standard for what everyone wants to reach and surpass. Because of Brexit, the Irish economy will look towards automation companies such as Reliance for guidance,” said Coveney.
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