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Panasonic Robot and Welding expands collaboration with Claas Saulgau

Panasonic Robot and Welding System Solutions, a business unit of Panasonic Factory Solutions, and Claas Saulgau GmbH, a producer of agricultural machinery with over 100 years of experience, say they have “intensified” their existing collaboration.

Claas Saugau is extending its production facilities with three new welding systems with a total of five Panasonic welding robots of the latest generation and technology.

Frederik Kahlbau, key account manager for Claas Saulgau, says: “We delivered the first Panasonic welding system to Claas Saulgau GmbH in 2014.

“Over the last few years, many other welding systems have been added. I am very pleased that we were able to convince the customer again with our technology and our ‘everything from a single source’ concept.”

At the production facility in Bad Saulgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Claas Saulgau produces mowers, tedders, windrowers, loader wagons, and chaff transport wagons. In addition, attachments as well as intake and chopper units are built for the Jaguar forage harvester.

Stefan Remensperger, head of pre-manufacturing at Claas Bad Saulgau, says the company is looking forward to the close collaboration.

Remensperger says: “Panasonic was awarded the contract for this significant project due to the efforts made in preparing the offer, the experience gained from previous plant investments, and the very positive cooperation to date.

“The very high level of expertise as well as the willingness to realise our rapidly growing requirements for the plant equipment in every new project is very much appreciated at Panasonic.

“In addition, Panasonic gives us the advantage that everything comes from a single source. This includes the robots with welding power sources and torch equipment as well as consumables, spare parts, and much more.

“Our employees, as well as our maintenance department, have been working with Panasonic equipment for many years. This experience can be incorporated into the new systems and makes it easier for us to implement and maintain the new systems.”

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