Columbus, Ohio – Path Robotics, a Columbus-based artificial intelligence (AI) robotics company producing the world’s first truly autonomous robotic manufacturing system, announced plans to expand its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, creating 140 new jobs. Hiring for software development, engineering and product positions is underway.
Path Robotics plans to expand personnel throughout Columbus at both its existing facility at 524 Maier Place, as well as at its additional facility at 3950 Business Park Drive. Most of the the company’s substantial growth will occur downtown at Maier Place, with a portion of its growth happening at its new, secondary location. With a rapidly growing national customer base, the company is quickly expanding production capacity and personnel in the Region in order to meet market demand.
“Path Robotics is poised for further major growth. Bolstering our workforce in Columbus enables us to accelerate our innovation and production,” said Path Robotics CEO Andrew Lonsberry. “The Region’s strong talent pool paired with its forward-looking manufacturing industry makes Columbus the perfect environment to accommodate the long-term growth of our business and help us serve our innovative customers in the manufacturing and welding sectors.”
Path’s autonomous robots solve the world’s hardest manufacturing challenges with no coding required, starting with autonomous welding. The company partners with local manufacturers struggling to find skilled laborers, empowering them to thrive in the resurgence of this critical industry. Through proprietary computer vision and artificial intelligence, Path’s system sees what is in front of it, understands what it is supposed to do and welds the product together at the push of a button. Earlier this year, the company received $56 million dollars in Series B funding, bringing total investment in Path Robotics to $71 million.
“Underneath what they’ve built so far is truly remarkable technology,” said Drive Capital Partner Nick Solaro, an early investor in Path Robotics. “Path Robotics is a software that knows how to learn deeply complex skills, with little to no human input. Starting with welding was smart, but we believe there is so much more the system can do to change manufacturing.”
“Path Robotics’ groundbreaking product and recent growth is a perfect example of our incredible business atmosphere and ability to help fuel homegrown innovation,” said City of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “We are thrilled that the company is bullish on our community and tripling its Columbus-based workforce to scale up.”
The Columbus Region is home to over 1,700 manufacturing establishments with nearly 90,000 employees, resulting in more than $15 billion in annual economic output. Alongside traditional industry giants, the next generation of visionary leaders is emerging with new goods for the modern consumer, spanning industries from automotive and electronics to machinery, materials, aerospace and consumer goods. The City of Columbus is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,316,756 residents.
“Artificial intelligence is transforming manufacturing technologies and efficiencies worldwide, and Ohio is leading the way,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “As a home-grown company from the Columbus Region, Path Robotics continues to scale production, testing and product development that will advance this evolving space with the talent and creativity found here in Ohio.”
About Path Robotics
Path Robotics creates robots that build, so humans can create. With Path’s state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision systems, Path offers local manufacturers the flexibility and resilience of intelligent industrial robots. Path’s first product is welding. The Path mission is to transform the ability of local manufacturers to thrive. Visit their website at www.path-robotics.com.
About the City of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its booming downtown, historic neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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