Atlanta-based SoftWear Automation has announced SEWBOTs® As A Service, a business model change to a rental lease service. The company hopes the service will encourage faster adoption of its automated sewing technologies and accelerate the growth of U.S.-based textile manufacturing, creating jobs in the process. According to the company “the focus of the program is to offer United States textile manufacturing more control, greater margin, faster turn times and less inventory.”
Instead of making high initial capital investments, a company can now lease a Sewbot for a monthly fee starting at $5,000 for an immediate return on investment. The cost breaks down to approximately $55 per shift — based on 7 days a week, 3 shifts per day. Depending on the product, a company can add annual production capacity of up to 1 million units.