Exotec builds 3,000th Robot, Ramps up Recruitment in France and Abroad

The first French industrial unicorn hits this symbolic milestone a mere nine months after producing its 2,000th robot, in confirmation of its hyper-growth trajectory.

Exotec, provider of robotic solutions for warehouses, today announces the production of its 3,000th robot. This is a breakthrough for France’s industrial unicorn which allows it to meet fast-growing demand in the European, Asian and North American markets.

The Skypod robots are still produced entirely by Exotec at their headquarters in France and exported across the world. Exotec is counting on faster recruitment to sustain these production volumes and the deployment of its systems in Europe as well as North America and Asia. 100 staff, mainly engineers, have been taken on since the start of 2022. This is another important step for Exotec, which announced last January during a record fundraising round that it planned to hire 500 engineers, some of whom will start in 2024 at Imaginarium, Exotec’s new head office in Wasquehal, which is destined to become a centre for Made in France robotics and engineering.

The production of this 3,000th robot is a huge milestone for us that rewards all the effort and commitment of our teams and helps us keep pace with a demand that’s increased tenfold over just a few months. We aim to keep moving faster, especially in the United States, and we’ll continue to recruit in order to sustain this production rate and keep ahead of the curve in terms of R&D“, says Renaud Heitz, CTO and co-founder of Exotec.