About Us

Invert Robotics designs and manufactures state-of-the-art NDT robotic inspection crawler platforms. Our robots are used by OEMS and production and inspection companies in the food production, chemical, pharmaceutical, aerospace and energy industries worldwide. Leveraging our patented technology, we also deliver remote robotic inspection services.

Invert Robotics started as a spin-off from the University of Canterbury’s School of Engineering in Christchurch, New Zealand. Here we developed the world’s first climbing robot which was capable of climbing on stainless steel. We achieved early success within the New Zealand dairy tank inspection market, and investment and recognition were quick to follow.

Strengthened by strong customer feedback and venture capital backing, Invert Robotics took its services to the world. We now provide our robotic technology for safe inspection services to hundreds of industrial sites, fulfilling thousands of tank inspections, from our offices in Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

  • 2022

    We are now a proud member of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) and Invert Robotics also opened a second office in Germany.

  • 2021

  • 2020

    Expansion into Ireland. Invert Robotics' headquarters is now based in Dublin.

  • 2020

    Record breaking financial results

  • 2019

    Expansion into France and USA

  • 2018

    Invert Robotics named a winner at AkzoNobel Imagine Chemistry Competition
  • 2018

    Expansion into Australia and Germany
  • 2016

    Opened first location in the Netherlands
  • 2016

    Invert named one of the Ten Most Promising Early Stage Companies at the New Zealand TIN100 Awards

  • 2016

    Invert named Champion Small Manufacturer at Canterbury Champion Awards
  • 2012

    Invert wins ANZ Flying Start Supreme Award

  • 2012

    Invert Robotics named Start-Up of the Year at New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards

Mission statement

Robotic inspection

At Invert Robotics, we believe that it is a basic human right to work in a safe and sustainable environment where our health and safety is taken seriously by employers.

Working in confined and hazardous spaces continues to cause serious injuries and fatalities worldwide. Our team at Invert Robotics is dedicated to developing technology that will change the future of industrial inspections in these environments.

By using technology, we can perform tasks remotely and eliminate the risks involved in working in confined and hazardous spaces. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for people to enter any confined and hazardous environments providing our children with a future which is safer, more colourful and sustainable.

Our values


We focus on providing state-of-the-art solutions for safer, better and faster asset inspection.


We work in close collaboration with our clients to achieve better outcomes and to provide you with customized NDT solutions that help maximize asset integrity.


Each and every day, we strive to make great robotic technologies even better.

Management Team

Neil Fletcher


For more than 25 years Neil has worked across the globe and is highly experienced in commercialising technology, the last 12 years spent growing technology companies and delivering shareholder value. Neil has overseen the growth and sale of his previous two companies. Neil has been with Invert Robotics since 2016 and has driven the company to develop and grow its market position, expanding the business on a global scale and raised significant investment capital. Neil is responsible for delivering the company’s strategic vision and goals. Neil has worked in international technology companies Motorola, AlcatelLucent and has a B.Sc. (Hons) and MBA (Entrepreneurship & Innovation) from Imperial College, London.

Timothy Black

Chief Technology &
Information Officer

Tim is passionate about robotics and their application in the inspection and maintenance domain. For the past 18 years he has been working, managing, and coordinating multidisciplinary, multi-group research and industry projects across different sectors including aerospace, defence, manufacturing, and biotechnology. For the past 7 years he been developing cutting edge innovations for industry, EU projects, and managing solutions for inspection and maintenance, NDT, and Oil and Gas robotics. Tim will lead the development and execution of the companywide technology and innovation strategy, drive innovation and new product and technology enabled service concepts, to meet the future demands and desires of existing and potential clients and markets. Tim holds a holds a PhD in Robotics, and a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Hons) also in Robotics.

Esmer Dukul

General Manager

Esmer comes from a background of international Marketing, Sales and Operations. She is an all-round business developer and people manager, skilled in defining strategy, making action plans and delivery. She is energised by building and optimizing business in a dynamic and ambitious environment and is passionate about creating a positive team spirit. Esmer encourages her team to challenge each other in order to grow and achieve their own goals. She is responsible for integrating our sales and inspection services departments and thereby providing our client partnerships with safer and faster robotic inspections. Esmer holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the Erasmus University School of Economics, Rotterdam.

the M1000
Product sheet

Download the Invert Robotics Pharmaceuticals brochure

the H2200
Product sheet

the H2200
Product sheet

the V1800
Product sheet

the V1200
Product sheet

Download the Invert Robotics Chemicals brochure

Download the Invert Robotics Food Production brochure