The Founder

The Founder

Founder’s story

The founder of KOBOTS, Peter Hartvigsen, notched up more than 20 years experience as a carpenter in the Danish construction industry, in positions ranging from jobbing carpenter to developing start-ups.

The one thing he encountered all the time was the time spent on monotonous tasks and simple, manual cutting and lifting operations, in which his skills and experience were not put to full use. The work was often repetitive, and had to be done in dusty, uncomfortable working conditions that are bad for people’s health and general well-being. The effort was wearing him and his colleagues out – as well as wearing them down – and they were all feeling less satisfied with the work they had to do, which was getting increasingly standardized.

Peter reckoned there had to be a better way. He wanted to find an easy-to-use practical way for tradespeople (and their employers) to reduce work-related strains and injuries, as well as longer-term musculoskeletal disorders, and the many different kinds of lung and breathing disorder and diseases stemming from inhaling dust. He also wanted it to be attractive and possible to start working as a carpenter and also being able to exit the labour market as a carpenter with a better health.

The end result was the KOBOTS company, providing powerful, easy-to-use tools that are big on results and very low on effort and health risk, bringing the construction workers safely through their day-to-day work.

The aim was – and still is – to secure construction workers that they can enjoy their retirement in full, instead of being bothered by physical ailments caused by the work they had to do.

We want to bring meaning and value to working life every day, by taking good care of workers while they do their job.

We want to make life better for construction workers

Founder’s story

The founder of KOBOTS, Peter Hartvigsen, notched up more than 20 years experience as a carpenter in the Danish construction industry, in positions ranging from jobbing carpenter to developing start-ups.

The one thing he encountered all the time was the time spent on monotonous tasks and simple, manual cutting and lifting operations, in which his skills and experience were not put to full use. The work was often repetitive, and had to be done in dusty, uncomfortable working conditions that are bad for people’s health and general well-being. The effort was wearing him and his colleagues out – as well as wearing them down – and they were all feeling less satisfied with the work they had to do, which was getting increasingly standardized.

Peter reckoned there had to be a better way. He wanted to find an easy-to-use practical way for tradespeople (and their employers) to reduce work-related strains and injuries, as well as longer-term musculoskeletal disorders, and the many different kinds of lung and breathing disorder and diseases stemming from inhaling dust. He also wanted it to be attractive and possible to start working as a carpenter and also being able to exit the labour market as a carpenter with a better health.

The end result was the KOBOTS company, providing powerful, easy-to-use tools that are big on results and very low on effort and health risk, bringing the construction workers safely through their day-to-day work.

The aim was – and still is – to secure construction workers that they can enjoy their retirement in full, instead of being bothered by physical ailments caused by the work they had to do.

We want to bring meaning and value to working life every day, by taking good care of workers while they do their job.

We want to make life better for construction workers

KOBOTS ApS

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