Press release

Restructuring actions plan at SoftBank Robotics Europe

Since 2012 SoftBank Robotics Group, a subsidiary of SoftBank, has invested in Humanoid Robotics and intends to keep Pepper & NAO robots business moving forward.

In the light of the pandemic and economic slowdown, SoftBank Robotics Europe is considering a significant workforce optimization plan. Our EMEA HQ located in Paris is home to about 330 employees, as of March 2021.

In this difficult time, we want to thank all our employees for their efforts in creating the best humanoids on the planet, and will make the best efforts to ensure fair departure decisions with labor representatives and local consultation bodies in France. The current round of job cuts should be completed by the end of 2021.

The restructuring project has as one of its objectives to continue to provide product sales, services support and maintenance for Pepper and NAO robots.

We also want to thank our customers, partners and suppliers for their trust in our Pepper & NAO products.

SoftBank Robotics Europe will continue to make significant investments in next-generation robots to serve our customers and partners.

SoftBank Robotics Europe management team


About SoftBank Robotics Europe

Leader in humanoid robotics, SoftBank Robotics Europe (SBRE) is headquartered in Paris and regroups about 330 employees. Creator of the robots NAO and Pepper, used today in more than 70 countries worldwide, in various fields, such as retail, healthcare, tourism and education, SoftBank Robotics Europe is a subsidiary of SoftBank Robotics Group Corp.

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