In doing so, ZF has honored the ongoing successful cooperation with KUKA in finding system solutions for the final assembly of transmissions. “During our 30-year business relationship, we have enjoyed strong growth together with ZF. As a certified supplier, KUKA has made an important contribution to our business partner’s leading position in terms of technology and costs. And that is true in all areas of production” comments Bernd Vohl, managing director Assembly & Test Group. CEO Dr. Till Reuter, who accepted the award on Tuesday evening during the international Materials Management Symposium at ZF, said: “I share our employees` happiness about this award. It confirms our strategy and will motivate our customers to achieve top performances all over the world.”
ZF Friedrichshafen AG relies on the expertise of KUKA Systems’ automation specialists for its projects in and outside of Germany. The Assembly & Test Group designs and manufactures assembly lines used around the world by renowned automotive manufacturers and suppliers who install power train components, such as engines, cylinder heads, axles, transmissions and steering systems. As a general contractor, KUKA Systems can handle projects of any size and cover the entire product spectrum – from preassembly to final assembly, including test systems. Beyond this, it provides matching maintenance solutions to ensure around-the-clock support for assembly lines via service centers within the plants.
KUKA Aktiengesellschaft is an internationally active group with sales of around 1.8 billion euro and a current workforce of approx. 8,000 worldwide. The company focuses on the robotic automation of production processes and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of robot technology and systems engineering. The business model is based on the planning and construction of automated production facilities in the Systems division and the supply of industrial robots, the core component for automation, in the Robotics division. The holding company and the two divisions are based in Augsburg. Around 50 subsidiaries operate internationally for the automotive industry and in general industry.