AUGSBURG, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KUKA has received a major systems engineering contract from one of the largest U.S. automotive manufacturers. The order volume lies in the high double-digit million euro range and was booked in the third quarter of 2018.
KUKA has been tasked to equip the automotive plant with a new production system. This contract is for the design and installation of a highly flexible manufacturing system to produce body components for a mid-size vehicle in the sport utility car segment. At the customer’s plant, automated joining processes are to be integrated for production of the engine compartment, underbody and upper/lower marriage of the vehicle. The start of production is scheduled for 2020.
“We are very proud of the new contract, which underscores the many years of close cooperation with our customer. At the same time, this contract highlights our expertise in the automotive sector – one of our most important growth markets,” emphasizes Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG.
The KUKA Group is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3.5 billion euro and 14,200 employees. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers its customers in the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems. The Group is headquartered in Augsburg.
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