New production facility at RDM Campus in Rotterdam for SkelEx
Developing hardware innovations and bringing them to market is a challenging feat. SkelEx is one such hardware startup, focusing on alleviating physical constraints from the shoulders of the industrial worker. SkelEx is currently developing an upper-body exoskeleton for various industries.
The suit allows workers to move their arms effortlessly – imagine your arms floating under water – this is how it feels after wearing the exoskeleton. Preparing for the official launch of the product later this year, SkelEx is now evolving from a Yes!Delft incumbent to RDM protégé.
With this move, SkelEx is aiming for a strong projected growth, and the new production facility allows the company to sustain this growth over upcoming years. The team is enthusiastic about relocation and will focus on R&D, testing and assembly. To strengthen the ambitious startup team, a new position is now open for an Engineering Manager that will guide operations in the new facility.
“Product development is on track. We expect various markets to rapidly adopt technologies like ours and want to be ready once this happens,” says Gaurav Genani, CEO of SkelEx. “The first official version of the product will be ready at the end of this year.
At this stage, we are quite busy producing customized test models to satisfy the growing demand and help our customers in deploying such technologies internally. Being at RDM allows us to pursue our ambitions. RDM campus provides us with the necessary space, infrastructure and connects us with innovations in the port ecosystem.”
To showcase our vision of the ‘Industry of the Future’ for the general public, SkelEx participated in the World Haven Dagen on 1 and 2 September. This was the 40th anniversary of the largest annual maritime festival of the Netherlands that attracted close to 400,000 visitors.
SkelEx will be present at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven from Oct 21 to Oct 29 at the MediaMarkt, right in the centre of the city. The prestigious event attracts international attention, with companies such as Philips and DAF as hosts and a number of famous designers showcasing their work.