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Authorized Universal Robots Distributor in Texas and Oklahoma

Written by: Meaghan Dahlke

MINNEAPOLIS–Hartfiel Automation, Inc. is pleased to announce they are now an authorized Universal Robots distributor in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

Universal Robots pioneered collaborative robots – or cobots – and remains a frontrunner in what has been forecast to be the largest market driver in industrial automation in the years to come.

General Manager of Universal Robots’ Americas Division, Douglas Peterson, is excited to include Hartfiel Automation in the cobot leader’s distribution network:

“Hartfiel Automation brings a highly qualified sales team with a diverse background and deep automation expertise covering a wide range of industries such as specialty machinery, food and beverage, medical, packaging and agricultural equipment,” says Peterson. “Both Hartfiel’s sales channels and their product portfolio, including pneumatics, hydraulics, aluminum extrusions, and general automation are a perfect match for our product offering.”
President of Hartfiel Automation, Patrick Schusted, sees this addition of Universal Robots as a game changing opportunity:
“Robotics has always been an area we have wanted to expand. With Hartfiel’s experienced sales teams paired with Universal Robots advanced technology, we have the tools ready to make this successful,” says Schusted. “With our vast product knowledge and our drive to be number one in the market place, I can only see this partnership being beneficial for both Hartfiel Automation and Universal Robots.” Patrick continues to say, “I’m excited to see where the future takes us with this exciting technology.”

About Universal Robots:
Universal Robots was co-founded in 2005 by the company’s CTO, Esben Østergaard, who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with. The company, which is part of Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense, Denmark and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the USA, Spain, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, China, Singapore, India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. For more information, please visit

About Hartfiel Automation:
Hartfiel Automation specializes in delivering pneumatic automation and motion products and solutions to its customers. Operating for more than 50 years, Hartfiel is devoted to strengthening manufacturing. Hartfiel is ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2004; and ISO 13485:2003; UL 508A and FM approved. To find out more, please visit

Hartfiel Automation, Inc.
Meaghan Dahlke, 952-974-2536
Marketing Manager