COMAU was founded in 1977 by the merger of a group of companies from Turin, Italy. The first robot built by COMAU in 1978 was the POLAR, an electro-hydraulic robot which is installed on FIAT production lines. It has 32 offices and more than 9,000 employees. It is a company strongly devoted to technological innovation, owner of more than 650 patents.
In 1998 it amazed the world with the SMART H4, a robot with a hollow wrist that optimizes the simulation on PC and increases the density of robots in the single cell by reducing cycle time. Specialized in laser applications, it has a research team dedicated to this technology.