SCHUNK has opened its new CoLab at its U.S. headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina.

SCHUNK’s collaborative customer workspace opens

The company debuted this new collaborative customer workspace with a virtual kickoff event.


SCHUNK has opened its new CoLab at its U.S. headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina.

The customer CoLab is designed to be a working space for technicians and engineers to collaborate with the SCHUNK team and partners on their specific applications. The CoLab design allows their processes to be fully tested and adjustments made, before moving forward with installing expensive equipment in their own facility.

The kickoff event took place on Tuesday November 9th as a live online event. SCHUNK’s Managing Partner, Kristina Schunk, and SCHUNK’s USA President, Milton Guerry, opened the event. They were joined by Jake Hall, better known as LinkedIn content creator “The Manufacturing Millennial,” with the purpose to help people in the industry understand how a collaborative working space can benefit them. Jake is passionate about working with manufacturers, integrators, and end-users to share his knowledge around automation, robotics, and Industry 4.0., he was the perfect person to drill down into the value of the CoLab with SCHUNK product specialists and discuss what this means for the future of automation.

Guerry is proud to be able to help customers better understand how their process will work during the initial stages of design. “Automating processes increases worker safety, grows efficiency and frees human operator capacity to do more valuable tasks. Manufacturers, distribution and logistics specialists, agriculture and food service professionals are looking for expertise, and for places to bring their challenges. Our expert engineering staff coupled with the new CoLab workspace are looking forward to meeting those needs,” he says.