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Kuka Robotics Corp.

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Since building its first industrial robot in 1977, KUKA has earned an international reputation for robotic excellence. The Shelby Township, MI location is home to KUKA Robotics’ USA-based sales, applications, project engineering, service, parts, training and administrative staff, plus North American business leadership personnel. Half of the building is dedicated to “hands-on” experiences with the latest robotics technologies, products, and training. Stocks of robots and parts are also on-hand to meet ever increasing pressure for fast delivery.

KUKA Robotics core competencies include the development, production, and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software, linear units, and omniMove™ omni-directional motion platforms. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries as well as multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. KUKA robots range from 5kg to 1300kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform.

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Model Description Price
0d783e0e28abde0d3d75ba0554f089ff7edce692 thumb Kuka KR100 HA L90
by Kuka Robotics Corp.
The KUKA KR 100 HA robot is the basic model with a reach of 2,600 millimeters and payload capacit... $5,000 - $10,000
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by Kuka Robotics Corp.
KUKA linear units are translational motion units. They can be used to extend a robot’s work envel... $10,000 - $20,000

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Augsburg/Shanghai, March 2014 – Following the start-up of its new production facility in Shanghai, KUKA celebrated its opening in the company of guests from China and abroad. At center stage was one of the best-known Germans in China: table tennis star Timo Boll. The premiere of the film, in which Boll competes against a KUKA robot, was a highlight of the event.


Orange now is one of the dominant colors in Shanghai

With 350 jobs and an annual capacity of up to 5,000 robots, the German robot manufacturer started up production at KUKA’s new Chinese subsidiary at the end of last year. The brand-new production facility of KUKA Roboter GmbH in Shanghai, covering an area of 20,000 square meters, now produces KUKA industrial robots and controllers directly in China for the Asian region. “China is the world’s largest and fastest-growing robot market. We have a longstanding partnership with many renowned Chinese customers. In order to accommodate continued growth, we have now significantly increased our capacity in Shanghai,” says Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG.

KUKA’s management invited customers, partners and employees from China and abroad to the official opening ceremony. The new KUKA brand ambassador, table tennis star Timo Boll, was present as well. The multiple European Champion and winner of the World Cup maintains a close relationship with his second athletic home: Boll is a superstar in China.

Prior to the opening ceremony, KUKA had attracted public attention around the globe with a marketing campaign. The company promoted an elaborately produced video in which Timo Boll was shown competing against a KUKA KR AGILUS robot. The film was released just in time for the opening ceremony in Shanghai (www.kuka-timoboll.com). The announcement alone, in the form of a teaser video, already has over one million hits on various video platforms. The fact that an artistically staged advertisement created such a sensation in advance was a pleasant surprise for table tennis star Timo Boll: “Wherever I go, people mention the video. The campaign with KUKA is not only fun, but has also generated positive publicity for table tennis all over the world. That of course makes me especially happy.”

However, KUKA does not intend to win customers in Asia with the popular campaign alone. Above all, it plans to strengthen its market position in the Asian region with shorter delivery times and closer customer proximity. Kong Bing, CEO of KUKA Robotics China, explains: “The demand in China for automation solutions with industrial robots is enormous. I am delighted that our new production facility puts us in such an excellent position here.” Shanghai is now the KUKA hub in Asia. KUKA’s ties with China are nothing new. The intensive contacts with the Middle Kingdom began at the end of the 90s. KUKA has had its own subsidiary in China since 2000.

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