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KUKA reports major contracts for Swisslog

Buchs/Aarau, May 4, 2016 – Strong start to 2016 for Swisslog. Besides an order from an Asian beverage corporation, the company has won a further major contract from the German natural medicines and natural cosmetics manufacturer WALA. The order value of the two projects amounts to some 20 million euro in total and was booked in the first quarter of 2016.

4 May 2016

The order for WALA Heilmittel GmbH, a company specializing in natural medicines and natural cosmetics, covers the installation of fully automatic warehouse systems at the new logistics location in Zell unter Aichelberg in the German region of Swabia. The project start is scheduled for this year and the location is due to start operating in late 2017.

The new logistics center includes both a high-bay warehouse for about 12,000 pallets and a small parts warehouse for some 13,000 cases and trays. Another key component of the large-scale contract is a pick-by-light system with automatic replenishment. 

“We are proud that we were able to win the orders from our customers,” says Dr. Christian Baur, Chief Operating Officer of the Swisslog Group and CEO of the Warehouse & Distribution Solutions Division (WDS). “This gives us an opportunity to demonstrate not only our expertise in warehouse automation but also our broad spectrum of experience in the sector.”

Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG, is delighted with the positive development of business at Swisslog: “The logistics market is a global driver of automation. Swisslog’s technologies are an ideal complement to KUKA’s product portfolio and keep us on track for further growth.”