Automated systems supplier Kuka, based in Augsburg, Germany, has taken an order from Chinese automaker GAC NE (New Energy) for 430 industrial robots. These will be deployed to build electric vehicles in this GAC Group division’s new production plant in Guangzhou, for joining and handling tasks at the body-in-white stage. The KR Quantec [pictured] and Read More..
MUNICH — Three German companies this week unveiled a concept for a new approach to car production and industrial manufacturing as a whole. Robot maker Kuka, consultants MHP and reinsurer Munich Re said their SmartFactory as a Service would offer automakers and other manufacturers a fully functioning production line with integrated risk management and an Read More..
German industrial robot maker Kuka is boosting its presence in the US through the acquisition of the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies. Utica is a Michigan-based welding equipment specialist with a focus on the auto industry. The acquisition will make Kuka the biggest systems supplier in the North American automotive sector, the Read More..
Kuka said it had received a major order to build a car body assembly line for a German premium carmaker in China. The German robotics and plant engineering group said its Chinese subsidiary had booked the order, which it said is valued “in the mid-double-digit million euro range.” Kuka will develop and build a car Read More..
Daimler plans to deploy robots originally designed for use in outer space to help build cars on earth. The German premium car maker said it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Kuka, a large southern-German maker of industrial robots, to jointly develop lightweight robots to be integrated into the manufacturing process. Daimler’s head of Read More..