26.10.2022

wheel.me to automate Orkel plant with smart wheels

wheel.me and Orkel announce that they have entered into an agreement to deploy wheel.me Genius, the worlds first autonomous wheel, in Orkel plant located in Fannrem - Norway.

Orkel develops and produces high-quality heavy machinery for agriculture and industry. Orkel was founded over 60 years ago by the Norwegian welder, Johan Gjoennes. Working towards their ideals of quality, innovation, commitment, and passion for excellent craftsmanship, Orkel Group soon became an established name, being a strong and pioneering supplier of round balers, compactors, and transport equipment. Today, represented in over 50 countries on all continents.

We have been following and supporting wheel.me from the start and see great potential to automate internal material handling of parts, but also to implement the technology to a wider area and in our other plants over time. With this agreement we commit to a partnership where we help wheel.me scale their technology to the next level and benefit from this directly on flexibility and cost reduction, said Erlend Gjoennes, CEO of Orkel AS.

Orkel is one of our early customers in the Norwegian market. We see big potential for a partnership with one of the most innovative companies in the country and this will help wheel.me to continue our scaling focusing on technology and deployment that gives the best value to our customer's long term, said Stefan Hollaender, CEO of wheel.me.

wheel.me (Oslo, Norway) is a robotics company that helps people improve the way they live and work by enabling anything indoors to move effortlessly on smart wheels.

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