Reeco is currently doubling the size of its premises in Newtown, Mid-Wales, from 5,500 sq. ft. to more than 11,000 sq. ft.
The enlarged space will enable the company to have dedicated factory areas for assembly and metal work, cutting and welding. It will also provide extra office accommodation and a dedicated training centre.
The company has also increased its workforce in the last 18 months from 8 to 22 and expects to recruit further as the additional space allows it to take on more projects.
Reeco is a turnkey solutions provider for collaborative robots – known as cobots – integrating technology on to production lines for many different sectors including automotive, food and beverage and logistics.
Customers include Ford, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell and Unilever. It was also recently selected by OMRON, a global industrial automation vendor, as its first OMRON Solutions Partner.
Reeco was founded in August 2016 by Managing Director Llewelyn Rees. Before setting up Reeco, Llewelyn spent 15 years working in industrial robot technology.
Llewelyn said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Reeco and for cobot technology which is helping businesses across many different sectors solve every day problems.
“Industrial automation is now an integral part of many sectors including automotive and packaging.
“There is a much greater understanding of how cobots can complement the human workforce, releasing employees to work on more valuable, skilled tasks while the cobots handle the more repetitive requirements.
Reeco is also committed to creating jobs, from apprentices to more experienced engineers, in the Mid-Wales area.
Llewelyn said: “We have already taken on a number of apprentices and work closely with the local colleges and universities.
“The expansion of our premises to include the dedicated training centre will provide further scope for us to introduce students to the world of cobot technology and demonstrate that you can live in rural Wales and work in the technology sector.
“The training centre will also be invaluable for demonstrating the technology and its many applications to our customers and partners.”