Robotics & Automation News

Market trends and business perspectives

kuka industrial robots

Kuka wins multimillion-dollar automotive contract with GAC in China

Kuka has received an order to supply industrial robots to Chinese automotive manufacturer GAC NE, subsidiary of GAC Group.

The order value lies in the “high double-digit million euro range”, says Kuka, and was booked in the second quarter of 2018.

The automotive manufacturer GAC Group is headquartered in Guangzhou, China, and is a Fortune “Global 500” company. 

The company has chosen Kuka as a supplier for the automation of its new, “innovative production facility” in Guangzhou.

Kuka has been commissioned to deliver about 430 industrial robots for manufacturing electric cars.

The robots of the KR Quantec series and KR Fortec series including controller will be used for joining and handling tasks in body-in-white production.

The cloud-based platform Kuka Connect specially developed by Kuka will also be implemented besides the Kuka robots.

This platform affords customers easy access to the data of their robots and allows them to analyze the data. The information can be accessed flexibly on any end devices.

Dr Till Reuter, CEO of Kuka, says: “This contract underscores our expertise in automation.

“At the same time, we are further strengthening our position in the growth market of Asia and profiting from the megatrend towards automation.”