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Robot pioneer with German engineering spirit
KUKA is more than a robot manufacturer. We invented the industrial robot and have over 50 years of robotics expertise. Our headquarters is in Germany, but our spirit is at home around the world. All of this makes KUKA unique – or, as we call it: the #HomeofRobotik.
What does #HomeofRobotik mean for us?
Some 50 years ago, KUKA developed the first industrial robot with a strong German engineering spirit. This makes us the birthplace of industrial robotics – the #HomeofRobotik.
But for us, #HomeofRobotik means even more: It stands for top product quality, excellent design, innovative engineering skills and reliable service – all shaped by a German engineering spirit that is lived out daily at KUKA companies around the world.
Decades of experience
Founded in 1898 in Augsburg in southern Germany
125 years of company history
50 years of robotics expertise
1973, Robotics milestone: Development of the first ever electrically driven industrial robot
Edmund Bahr is KUKA's Head of Production at the Augsburg and Hungarian sites. Together with his production team, he ensures that KUKA robots leave the production shops in the highest quality each day.
Your vision? Our reality! Achieving great things together
We are more than a robot manufacturer. Our company is an innovation partner, a shaper of the future and implementer of your vision. Together with customers and partners, we are actively setting a course for even more automation to turn your production challenges into advantages.
Would you like to automate your processes?
Send us your inquiry. Our experts would be happy to advise you.
The world’s first electrically driven industrial robot is “Made in Augsburg”
In 1973, KUKA became a robotics pioneer by introducing the world's first electrically driven industrial robot – the KR FAMULUS – which was also KUKA's first robot. What is standard today was a great innovation back then. Prior to that, KUKA built welding production lines for the automotive industry using hydraulically operated robots from a U.S. manufacturer. However, because the hydraulically operated robots lost a lot of oil, another solution had to be found. The result was the birth of the electrically driven KR FAMULUS.
The German engineering spirit inspired bold and innovative robotics ideas from the system designers more than 50 years ago. Day and night, the team worked with great passion to design the world’s first electrically driven industrial robot.
Some 50 years ago, KUKA developed the first electrically driven industrial robot and thus became the #HomeofRobotik– the birthplace of industrial robotics.
In 1973, KUKA developed the KR FAMULUS, the first electrically driven industrial robot. This German engineering spirit can still be found in every single KUKA robot.
Why is KUKA the ideal partner for automating your production?
Everything from a single source – with a strong portfolio that sets standards
To this day, German engineering spirit and a passion for robotics drive us to develop new industrial robots for the requirements of a wide range of industries and production systems around the world. As one of the world’s technological leaders, we offer a wide range of robotics solutions and services:
Versatile industrial robots in all payloads for a wide range of applications
Autonomous mobile robotics
Cobots that can be used flexibly & operated intuitively
Turnkey manufacturing cells
Fully automated production systems
Intelligent digital networking and software solutions
Top product quality and excellent design with German engineering spirit
Our passion for robots goes hand in hand with the highest product quality standards. Our products and solutions are the result of decades of experience and expertise in industrial robotics and automation. We focus on
top quality and precision
innovative, first-class automation solutions
consistently efficient robots with a modern industrial design
Robots pull the strings – A creative collaboration “Made in Augsburg”
Robot manufacturer KUKA and the Augsburg Puppenkiste puppet theater celebrate their anniversary together with a special project: a fully automated puppet theater. KUKA robots assume the roles of puppeteers in telling the story of Kasperle and the little dragon Famulus.