Israeli start-up chooses Detroit for US base
Posted on 17 May 2020 and read 916 times
Autonomous machine vision pioneer Inspekto is one step closer to having a strong presence on US soil after striking up a partnership with the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator. Having established its European headquarters in Heilbronn (Germany), the Israeli start-up is hoping to replicate its earlier achievements in another of the world’s most important manufacturing markets — North America.
Inspekto changed the visual quality assurance market in 2018, when it launched ‘the world’s first industrial autonomous machine vision (AMV) system’. AMV puts the inspection process directly in the hands of the quality
assurance manager, without the involvement of any third parties.
Since its launch, Inspekto has ‘gained endorsements’ from 17 global industrial brands, including Bosch, BMW, BSH, Daimler and Schneider Electric; it has also received major investment from the likes of ZFHN Zukunftsfonds, ACE Equity Partners and Grazia Equity.
Zohar Kantor, Inspekto vice-president of sales and projects , said: “Detroit is widely known as the US headquarters for some of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, including Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler. It is also home to more than 15,000 industrial robots and the largest engineering workforce in the USA.
“The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator will help us to establish office space, staff and even an assembly facility. It will play a huge part in our US launch this year.”