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Heartland Robotics Expands and Moves to Boston’s Innovation District
Rethink Robotics GmbH Posted 01/28/2011Boston, MA – Heartland Robotics, Inc. today announced that it is relocating its corporate headquarters and product development efforts to Boston’s Fort Point Channel area. The company recently announced that it raised $20 million in Series B financing and is now moving into an expansion phase which requires more office space.
Heartland is developing a new generation of robots to improve productivity in manufacturing environments. The robots will be intuitive to use, intelligent and highly flexible. They’ll be easy to buy, train, and deploy and will be unbelievably inexpensive.
Scott Eckert, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are moving forward aggressively in developing our products and expanding our team. In order to attract the world-class talent that we need, we wanted a terrific office space, in a vibrant part of the city, and easily accessible by public transportation.”
“The Innovation District is quickly becoming a model for the country for how to rebuild the economy around new and growing industries,” said Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “Heartland Robotics is the type of groundbreaking company that will add to the vitality of the district and demonstrate how innovators and entrepreneurs in Boston are changing the world.”
Heartland’s new headquarters is the building known as Tower Point @ A Street, located at 27-43 Wormwood Street, Boston, MA 02210, a renovated late 19th century brick-and-beam building that is historically significant as one of the largest electrified manufacturing facilities in Boston when it was built. Heartland is moving 30 employees to the Innovation District and expects to expand to 50 employees by year end.
About the Company
Heartland Robotics, Inc. is developing a revolutionary new generation of intelligent robots to increase productivity and efficiency in manufacturing environments. Introducing robots into places that have not been automated before will make manufacturers more efficient, their workers more productive, and keep jobs from migrating to low-cost regions. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the company is funded by Highland Capital Partners, Sigma Partners, Charles River Ventures, and Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos.