RobotWorx has been helping companies maintain their competitive edge for over 20 years. By offering customized integration utilizing “off the shelf” proven technology, RobotWorx keeps costs low and quality high. This allows customers to focus on what they do best, while RobotWorx assists increasing efficiencies and maximizing ROI.
Welding engineer and entrepreneur Mr. Keith Wanner founded RobotWorx on August 4, 1992. His goal was to fill a gap in the market between large, full-service robot integrators and small welding distributors installing robots.
Before starting RobotWorx, Mr. Wanner worked for a number of robotic companies including Cybo Systems, GE Robotics, Advanced Robotics and Cybotech. He gained valuable experience, but he also found that many customers were dissatisfied with the quality of service, and disillusioned about robots. Hoping to change this, Wanner established RobotWorx on the following principles:
Concentrate on customer needs and satisfaction.
Maintain a professional work attitude.
Keep rates and costs low by minimizing overhead.
The Used Robot and the Internet
Mr. Wanner's vision combined used robotics and web sales. This unique approach has made RobotWorx what it is today.
Since their introduction into modern welding and manufacturing in the 1980's, industrial robots, like computers, have become a commodity product. At first, they were installed by integrators who built the systems from the ground up. Robots today are much more interchangeable and used for a large variety of applications. This has led to a robust market in used robotic systems.
At the same time, the Internet has grown into a valuable shopping tool. In the past, companies attended trade shows for the latest technology news, but now they rely on the web. Wanner recognized this trend early on and focused on building a strong online presence. Now the majority of RobotWorx' sales leads come through the web.
In 2005, RobotWorx moved from Delaware, Ohio, to a larger building in Marion, Ohio. The new 125,000 sq. ft. facility is located on 10 acres of land. The shop area is three times larger, allowing RobotWorx to purchase and stock more robots. Click here for directions to our facility.
RobotWorx was acquired by SCOTT Technology Limited in 2014 and now is part of their publicly traded company. RobotWorx continues to grow and operate as it always has, and continues to increase sales from year to year. It employs over 30 full time staff members, including Ohio State University welding engineers.