Comau joins the AI, Data and Robotics Association (ADRA), which represents the private sector in the European Partnership (PPP) for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics, within Horizon Europe to strengthen its commitment to advanced robotics and enabling technologies applied to industrial automation.

With a long and well-established global experience as a manufacturer and supplier of advanced robotic solutions, Comau brings core expertise and innovation capabilities to ADRA to guide the European debate on key issues for the digital and technological transformation of the industrial system. 

Comau’s participation aligns with ADRA’s objectives and mission: to promote research, development, and innovation of European industry through the use of artificial intelligence, data, and robotics. In this respect, Comau will foster a constant exchange of knowledge within robotic automation and the application of new technologies. Comau will also contribute innovative ideas and proposals to the projects and initiatives that ADRA will periodically propose to the European Commission.

"Comau shares with ADRA the commitment to create new development and innovation opportunities in the automation and robotics sector at the European level, through digitalisation and new technologies: by joining this association, we aim to contribute significantly to achieving these important common goals," says Ennio Chiatante, Head of Institutional Relations at Comau. 

By collaborating with ADRA, Comau will have an even more active role in the European discussion tables, which we believe are crucial to leading the future of the industrial system and the international market, bringing new ideas, advanced solutions and established expertise, built on more than 50 years of experience in multiple industrial sectors, both traditional and emerging".

Global impression of the Comau ADRA partnership

The partnership between Comau and ADRA has already been materialised in two major international events. Comau, as an ADRA representative and in collaboration with the association, spoke at Research to Reality, a meeting dedicated to the future of digitalisation in Europe, which was held in Brussels on 5 and February 6, 2024. Meanwhile, on 13 and March 15, he attended the 2024 edition of the European Robotics Forum (ERF) in Rimini, where he presented his latest innovations for advanced robotics and digitalisation, joining the work and meetings with the European Commission also as a new ADRA member.

On both occasions, Comau shared its innovative vision of industry. It explained how automation, connected to enabling technologies, is a key development lever for businesses and a strategic tool to support and enhance human work. 

Comau also presented advanced solutions designed within funded activities. These include the European Flexible Battery Dismantling (Flex-BD) project, which has enabled the creation of a robotic system that automates the complete dismantling process for used electric car batteries. 

Another project, the Hyperflex is a mobile factory that facilitates and speeds up the assembly and installation of photovoltaic systems, directly on site.

Commenting on the partnership, Emanuela Girardi, President of ADRA says:

"I am pleased to welcome Comau as a new member of our association. Their global leadership in industrial robotics, combined with our European network of excellence in artificial intelligence, data and robotics, will significantly enhance the ability to define the European strategy for innovation in these crucial areas. In particular, Comau’s contribution will be key to advancing the capabilities of generative artificial intelligence applied to the industrial robotics industry and to maintaining Europe’s leadership in this strategic field. Together, we will be able to strengthen European international competitiveness and develop cutting-edge technologies that fully reflect European values such as reliability, human focus and environmental and social sustainability.”

Comau: A global leader in advanced industrial automation systems and products

Comau, part of Stellantis, is a world leader in the development of advanced industrial automation systems and products. Its offerings include technologies and systems for the production of electric, hybrid, and traditional vehicles, industrial robots, wearable and collaborative robotics solutions, and self-driving logistics tools. The company has dedicated mechanical machining centers, interconnected digital services, and systems that can transmit, process and analyse machine and process data. 

With more than 50 years of field experience and a strong presence in major industrialised countries, Comau helps manufacturers of all sizes and industries improve quality and productivity while reducing time to market and overall costs. Its offering extends to project management and consulting, as well as maintenance and training services, for a wide range of industrial segments. 

Comau is headquartered in Turin and operates through an international network of 5 innovation centres, 12 production facilities, employing 3,700 people, in 12 countries. A global network of distributors and partners enables it to respond quickly to customer needs, wherever they are in the world. 

Through its Academy’s training activities, Comau also strives to develop the technical and managerial knowledge needed by companies to address the challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0.