Comau (COnsorzio MAcchine Utensili) is an Italian multinational company based in Turin, Italy and is part of the Fiat Group. Comau is an integrated company, including 20 subsidiaries, which develops and produces process automation, manufacturing and service products and specializes in welding robots. It was established in 1973 and has 23 different operative centers, 15 manufacturing plants, and three research and development centers worldwide. It employs more than 14,500 people in 13 countries – Italy, Russia, China, India, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Romania, Poland, Germany, France, the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has more than 100 patents and all major automotive manufacturers use Comau systems and machinery at facilities in Europe, America and Asia.