• Featured
  • People

Watbots: appoints new Sales Manager

  • Sector: Sea
  • Date: August 12, 2021

  • Company: Watbots builds and develops autonomous robots for daily washing, inspection and advanced analysis of fish farming nets.

Watbots works with a fully autonomous washing robot which also examines and documents the condition of the nets using camera and sensors. Kim André Eide (36) from Sogn og Fjordane brings 12 years of experience with net washing equipment into his job as new sales manager and business developer at Watbots.

Kim André Eide started in the marine industry with sales management of salmon in 2007. After a couple of years, Eide started at Østerbø Maskin, where he has worked as sales manager of machinery and equipment for aquaculture, industry and offshore. It feels hard to leave them, but the chance to work with Watbots and all the talented people here, is an offer I can’t refuse, says Eide.

I have worked with sales of net washing equipment for the past 12 years, and the basic concept has not changed much, Eide explains. There has been development and improvement of the methods, but very little innovation. I really believe in this product and I believe that Watbots will become the standard in the industry in a few years. It is very exciting to be a part of making a product that I think represents the future of net washing, Eide concludes.