German Bionic, the  developer and manufacturer of robotic exoskeletons, has established a new office in the UK, following strong interest from British businesses seeking to augment their physical workforce with the power of robotics and AI. In addition, the company has appointed industry veteran Andy Bridgewater to lead UK sales.

German Bionic’s smart, fully-connected Cray X power suit is suitable for a range of tasks, including those in logistics, intralogistics and  anywhere else that involves frequent heavy lifting. Among the companies already using Cray X are BMW, DPD, DB Schenker, PostNord and several European airports, including Cologne and Stuttgart Airports. 

“With the deployment of our Cray X exoskeleton, businesses are revolutionising their processes and systems in all areas of logistics, intralogistics & warehousing. The Cray X takes the power of robotics and AI, and augments the physical ability of workers, whilst helping protect their health and reducing sick days. In addition to helping solve labour shortages, the Cray X platform gives businesses granular insight into their logistics processes for long-term performance gains and a strong ROI,” says Andy Bridgewater, UK Sales Manager of German Bionic.

The lightweight, dust and waterproof exoskeleton is worn like a backpack, providing up to 30kg support per lifting movement for the lower back, as well as active walking assistance for the legs and is simultaneously integrated into the digital workflow via the German Bionic IO platform.

In addition, the Cray X also incorporates the unique AI-based Smart Safety Companion early warning system for ergonomics, which helps businesses to optimise their manual handling processes, protect the health of their workers, and achieve their ESG goals.