KUKA Robotics China has been commissioned by a major Chinese automotive manufacturer to supply 1,125 industrial robots in a deal worth in the lower double-digit million euro range. The production company makes vehicles for the Chinese market and aims to further expand its local market position.
The robots of the KR QUANTEC series with a KR C4 controller are to carry out spot and laser welding work on various car models. The robots will also be used for handling, adhesive bonding and inline measurement, among other tasks.
Bing Kong, CEO of KUKA Robotics China, stated: “We will handle this contract in our new plant in Shanghai. It confirms that we are on the right track with our efforts to always be where our customers are.”
“With our new plant in Shanghai we will be serving the rapidly growing Asian and Chinese markets. Overall, this will help us to further strengthen our very good market position in Asia and to benefit from the megatrend towards automation,” said Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG.
This December, KUKA is opening a new production facility in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai. Some 350 employees will produce, market and sell KUKA robots there. For 13 years now, KUKA has been supplying robot-based production solutions to the Asian market from China.