29 April

LionsBot Factory Opening 2024

LionsBot Announces Grand Opening of Southeast Asia’s Largest Cleaning Robots Factory!

Singapore, 18th April 2024 – LionsBot International, a global company founded in Singapore, and a frontrunner in the field of robotic cleaning solutions, successfully celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art robots factory on 18th April 2024. As the largest manufacturing and R&D facility dedicated to advanced cleaning robotics technology in Southeast Asia, the launch of this factory marks a significant milestone in placing Singapore at the global forefront of cleaning robotics.

[ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ]

Established with the support of Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG), the new facility spans an impressive 4,908 square metres and has five times the manufacturing capacity as compared to its previous site. Overall, LionsBot has invested about SGD $12 million (close to SGD $2million in its setup and SGD $10million in R&D in 2023) in this new factory, which will go towards enhancing its manufacturing capabilities for advanced cleaning robotic solutions across a multitude of sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail, and logistics.

[ Robot Demonstration ]

The factory comprises two sections: a warehouse which houses the components and parts needed for the robots manufacturing, and a production area that is made up of sub-assemblies, final-assemblies, calibration, robot testing zone and quality checks. With the expansion, the company is now poised to manufacture up to 4,000 robots annually on a single shift basis, demonstrating a strong commitment to innovation and addressing the demand for cleaning robots in both local and international markets which have seen an increase by approximately 8% since the start of 2023 (International Federation of Robotics, 2023).

[ Featuring R3 Scrub Pro and Rex robots ]

“We are really excited with the opening of our robotics factory, this will quadruple the number of robots we can deliver to our global customers” remarked Mr. Dylan Ng, CEO and Co-Founder of LionsBot. “With the government’s unwavering support for innovation and sustainable development, we will contribute towards Singapore’s reputation for quality and reliable robots, made in Singapore and deployed globally.”

[ Launch of NRP RoboCluster ]

In conjunction with the grand opening, Minister of State for Trade & Industry Mr. Alvin Tan officially launched the National Robotics Programme’s (NRP) first RoboCluster initiative for the Facilities Management (FM) sector, and commended LionsBot for being among key players piloting the initiative. MOS Tan was joined by representatives from LionsBot, NRP, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), EnterpriseSG, Ministry of National Development , Singapore International Facility Management Association (SIFMA), AutomationSG, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the Temasek Polytechnic for the launch, signifying the close collaboration among local robotics ecosystem players for NRP’s RoboCluster initiative.

Collaborative efforts with institutes of higher learning, notably the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), have also been key and instrumental in sourcing talent, with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mr. Sunardi Tay being an alumnus. Robotics being an emerging field, LionsBot is committed to the continuous nurturing of its workforce, who are not only empowered to bring their innovative ideas to fruition but are also offered opportunities for international exposure and professional development. LionsBot is also active in the local robotics ecosystem, training interns from technical institutions, mentoring and sponsoring local robotics competitions with universities like SUTD.

The grand opening, which featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hands-on experience in using the cleaning robots, and a comprehensive facility tour, marked a significant leap towards integrating advanced robotics in various industries. This integration aims at improving productivity, reducing operational costs, and fostering new opportunities in robotics maintenance and programming.