05/06/2022 Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH and FBR cooperate to commercialise bricklaying robot
Liebherr-Mischtechnik and the Australian manufacturer FBR cooperate in the development of a mobile bricklaying robot. The robot, named Hadrian, masons buildings quickly and efficiently.
The technology company FBR Ltd. and Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the further development of a bricklaying robot.
The robot, named Hadrian, is considered one of the most advanced construction robots. As the world's first mobile robot, it can take on the complete bricklaying work of an entire building outdoors. The robot works very precisely and at a high speed. The robot has already built its first buildings in Australia, and further pilot programs with customers in various countries are planned within the next months.
The cooperation is comprised of two phases. The first phase is focused on ensuring that the next generation of Hadrian is suitable for scalable industrialisation and commercialisation. With its many years of experience in the industrialization of construction machinery, Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH will support the development.
As soon as the product is ready for series production and economic profitability has been achieved in operation, a long-term Manufacturing and Commercialisation Agreement can be signed by both parties. With this transition to the second phase of the agreement, the focus shifts to serial producing the robot and preparing for market entry. The MOU continues for a period of at least two years or until the execution of a Manufacturing and Commercialisation Agreement.
FBR’s Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Mike Pivac: “We are pleased to be working with Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH on the industrialisation and global commercialisation of the Hadrian X®. Liebherr and FBR share a vision of significantly increasing the safety, sustainability, and efficiency of the construction industry. Both companies recognise that the digitalisation and automation of processes on the job site are the key enablers for realising this vision. FBR and Liebherr complement each other in terms of experience and technologies to bring a product like the Hadrian X® to series production readiness.”
Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH’s Head of R&D for concrete pumps Dr. Karl Westermann: “This cooperation with one of the most advanced pioneers in robotic construction demonstrates that the Liebherr Group is continuously investigating new and innovative technologies to ensure its customers’ success on the job-site now and in the future.”
FBR Ltd. is an Australian company focused on developing automation solutions in the construction industry. The company develops dynamically stabilised robots designed for outdoor work.