KUKA Roboter, Augsburg, acquires "omnimove" business unit from IC Industrial Consulting GmbH, based in Salzgitter

KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, has purchased the "omniMove" business unit based in Gersthofen near Augsburg from IC Industrial Consulting GmbH, Salzgitter, effective October 24, 2006

25 October 2006

The purchase of this successful and interesting startup company extends the capabilities of KUKA Roboter GmbH's robots for use in mobile applications. omniMove's precision mobile platforms are suitable for many mobile tool applications – and in future will also be used with robots.

omniMove products are particularly well established with leading companies in the aerospace industry. KUKA Roboter is counting on the purchase to generate business and technical development opportunities in promising market segments of the aerospace sector.

The omniMove platforms will also open up new areas of application and use for KUKA in the future development of mobile robots. In addition to the aerospace industry, these options will also be interesting in the field of service robotics - the key topic of the future for robotics. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

About KUKA Roboter

KUKA Roboter, an IWKA Aktiengesellschaft company, is based in Augsburg and is one of the world's leading suppliers of industrial robots. Its key fields of expertise are in the development, manufacture and marketing of industrial robots, controls, software and linear devices. KUKA Roboter currently has about 1,750 employees worldwide and in 2005 generated revenues of € 324 million.

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