Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    Thomas Hähn Appointed as a New Member of VDMA Robotics Executive Board

    The Board of VDMA Robotics has announced the appointment of Thomas Hähn as their newest member. Hähn, who is the founder and CEO of United Robotics Group, will be taking on this important role following the resignation of former CEO of Rethink Robotics, Daniel Bunse. The appointment of Hähn is seen as a crucial step in promoting the diversity and competitiveness of the VDMA Robotics Group.

    With over 30 years of experience in factory automation, industrial robotics, and service robotics, Hähn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role. He is passionate about sustaining the competitiveness of Germany and Europe as a business location and is committed to working towards this goal as a member of the board.

    The VDMA, which stands for Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (German Engineering Federation), represents more than 3,600 mechanical and plant engineering companies in Germany and Europe. The industry is known for its innovation, export orientation, and support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With over 3 million people employed in the EU-27, the mechanical and plant engineering sector is the largest employer in the capital goods industries.

    The turnover volume of the industry in the European Union is estimated to be around 860 billion euros, with approximately 80% of the machinery sold in the EU coming from German manufacturing plants. This highlights the significance of the VDMA in promoting and supporting the mechanical and plant engineering sector.

    With Thomas Hähn joining the executive board of VDMA Robotics, the organization is poised to benefit from his valuable insights and expertise. His appointment signifies the commitment of the VDMA Robotics Group to ensure the continued competitiveness and success of the industry in Germany and Europe.

    – VDMA Robotics Press Release