The founders, PhD Trygve Thomessen, and MSc Per Kristian Sannæs founded Productive Programming Methods AS, in year 2000. The intention was to create business by utilizing their strong R&D competence to create new, ultra flexible robot solutions for the industry.
Since then, PPM (the company name was shortened in 2004) has delivered high-tech industrial robot systems for small series, and even one-of-a-kind production, to the industry.
In 2010, PPM entered a strategic partnership with the Japanese robot manufacturer NACHI-Fujikoshi and expanded our business to Asia, by delivering NACHI's robot controller software, FlexGui.
From 2019, PPM started a strategic process, to enter the market for service robots in elderly care. This, to meet the demand for high quality elderly services, under the coming, challenging conditions, due to lack of care-giving personnel. With PPM's strong industrial background, combined with the lack of professional service robots on the market, PPM has a strong competitive advantage.
This was even strengthened by becoming share holder in the French service-robot manufacturer, KOMPAÏ Robotics, from 2023. Together, PPM and KOMPAÏ develop state-of-the art within service-robots with artificial social intelligence, dedicated to nursing homes.
With PPM's strongly educated team, combined with 20years with industrial experience, we're offering our customers highly functional, user friendly and reliable service-robot solutions, being installed and certified according to the highest standards.