KUKA has won a major order from a German premium carmaker. The company signed a blanket order for the supply of 2,400 generation KR QUANTEC industrial robots, including KR C4 controllers, with BMW Group, Munich. The robots will be used mainly to join and handle car body parts. Orders received and sales for this blanket order will be recognized as the customer releases the robots. Deliveries will start in 2013.
“We are pleased that a very sophisticated engineering company like BMW has decided to buy its robots from KUKA,” said KUKA AG CEO Dr. Till Reuter. “This order shows that the automotive industry is continuing to invest in the future.”