Mobilaris Industrial Solutions says it has acquired Widefind, a technology firm with unique solutions to enable digitalisation and autonomous operations within heavy industry.
Through the acquisition, Mobilaris Industrial Solutions strengthens its capabilities and expertise within strategically important technology areas, such as UWB (Ultra Wideband), a technology that makes it possible to determine distance, movements and positions of machines, people and vehicles with very high precision and reliability, it says. This technology is becoming increasingly important for smart industry and has a wide range of uses, for example to warn people getting close to dangerous machines or prohibited areas in underground mines.
Daniel Enström, CEO of Mobilaris Industrial Solutions, says: “We always strive to be in the forefront of technology and, therefore, we see Widefind as an excellent partner to strengthen our expertise in technology areas that are becoming increasingly important. We are incredibly happy to welcome the team; they are a perfect match in technical competence, and also share our vision to enable smarter, safer and more sustainable industries.”
Widefind was founded in 2016 by researchers and engineers within the Field Robotics group at Luleå University of Technology’s Department of Systems and Space Engineering. The company works to enable digitisation and autonomous operations in the complex environments found in heavy industries. Widefind’s main expertise is in UWB, positioning, and robust systems, with the offering consisting of a reliable positioning solution that contributes to increased safety, efficiency and productivity.
Markus Sjölund, CEO of Widefind, said: “At Widefind, we work to develop and implement new technology that contributes to the industry’s evolution and progress. As part of Mobilaris Industrial Solutions, we will now have even greater opportunities to do so, which feels great.
“We are very much looking forward to continuing our work and contributing to the industry of the tomorrow together with Mobilaris.”