Universal Robots, a Danish company that makes the collaborative robot (co-bot) set up operations in India last February. Since then it has sold 75 co-bots. In 2017-18, it plans to double the sales figure, and market 600-800 co-bots annually within the next 3 years, Pradeep David, Country Head – India and Sri Lanka, Universal Robots said. Once the co-bot maker achieves a sales target of 1000 co-bots over the next 3-5 years in India, it will look at local assembly, says David. At present the co-bots are imported from Denmark. The company currently operates through sales offices at Bangalore and Noida and is looking at a payback within two years. Bajaj Auto is the company’s largest customer in India. Introducing a co-bot on its assembly line for easing work in 2011, the two-wheeler OEM today harnesses 140 co-bots in addition to the traditional robots for upping productivity, quality and accuracy on its shop floor. Other key customers are Fiat, Volkswagen, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor, seating supplier Lear Corp and Endurance Technologies.