Mobile Industrial Robots, a leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has launched its new mobile robot leasing programme.
Its ”robots as a service” leasing will allow companies of any size — from small start-ups to multinational enterprises — to deploy mobile robot solutions with low (or no) upfront costs and low monthly payments.
MiR told RoboPro that this lowers financial barriers for investing in AMRs and gives customers a near immediate return on investment.
“While sales of our mobile robots continue to thrive, many companies still prefer to lease their logistics equipment rather than make a capital investment upfront,” said Thomas Visti (above), CEO, MiR. “Leasing the robots becomes an operational expenditure instead, enabling our customers to quickly get started reaping the benefits AMRs offer as they automate monotonous, repetitive, and often injury-prone manual material transportation.”
With MiR Finance, customers get the chance to lease the “full package,” including the robots, integration and top modules for the robots. The monthly cost of the leasing depends on the type of robot and the length of the leasing period, but a simple calculation shows that it costs $4.44 per hour (or $711 per month) to lease a MiR100 robot if it runs in one-shift operation.