Two new international business partnerships could net up to £1.5 million over the next 12 to 18 months for Aberdeen firm Spectis Robotics.
The company, which specialises in remotely operated robotic crawlers and camera systems for a variety of industrial markets, will be selling products manufactured by German firm Dekra Visatec, both in the UK and potentially elsewhere in Europe.
Visatec may also become a customer for Spectis’ rental products in mainland Europe.
In addition, Spectis will be selling products manufactured by US-based SuperDroid Robots, both in the UK and mainland Europe.
The deals come hot on the heels of Grandholm, Bridge of Don-based Spectis, which is owned by managing director Brian Storie, changing its name from Inuktun Europe.
Mr Storie said: “We are optimistic that both of these formal relationships will create opportunities for Spectis Robotics to become a go-to company for specialist inspection systems and open doors into new markets for us.”
Spectis, which is currently working on a prototype for its own design of small diameter pipe inspection crawler, has customers in the oil and gas, nuclear, renewables and civil engineering sectors, among others.
It was previously the European authorised distributor and service centre for products manufactured by Canadian company Inuktun Services.
The relationship ended when Inuktun was acquired by another Canadian firm, Eddyfi Technologies, earlier this year.
Sulzberg-based Dekra Visatec designs and manufactures visual inspection camera systems for specialist industrial markets.
Its products are used by some of the world’s leading nuclear, offshore, oil and gas and renewable energy organisations.
SuperDroid Robots, headquartered in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, manufactures standard and customised tactical robots which are used by customers ranging from hobbyists to the education, industrial and military markets.