KUKA wins major contracts for Swisslog in the triple-digit million euro range
Buchs/Aarau, Augsburg, 9 November 2016 – Besides winning a contract from the tire manufacturer Michelin in North America, the Swisslog division was awarded an additional large-scale contract from an Asian corporation. The order value of the two projects amounts to around 150 million euro in total and was booked in the second and third quarters of 2016.
9 November 2016
The contract from Michelin North America, Inc. – a business unit of the Michelin Group and a global leader for innovation in tires and for sales – was awarded to Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS) for the automation of a new distribution center in the United States. Swisslog has been commissioned to fully automate intralogistics operations. Project completion is scheduled for 2019.
A major Asian corporation has also commissioned Swisslog WDS to install fully automated warehousing systems for pallets at its plant.
“Our team of experts for warehouse automation have delivered exceptional solutions which help our customers reach an unprecedented level of service while keeping operating costs down. The new contracts are further examples of how Swisslog develops and provides solutions that create outstanding added value for customers,” notes Dr. Christian Baur, Chief Operating Officer of the Swisslog Group and CEO of the Warehouse & Distribution Solutions Division. “These orders underscore our expertise in automated solutions for the logistics sector in our most important growth markets USA and China”, explains Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG.