KUKA and Schüco: strategic partners for automation

The goal of the exclusive cooperation is the joint development and implementation of automation solutions for tomorrow’s production of windows, doors and façades. In the initial phase, the main focus of development is the production of aluminum windows and doors. 

05 April 2019

Robots for manufacturing glass façades and more

KUKA has now entered into a strategic partnership with Schüco International KG based in Bielefeld, Germany – the world’s leading supplier of high-quality window, door and façade systems made from aluminum, plastic and steel.

KUKA and Schüco aim for long-term collaboration with a focus on the joint development and implementation of automation solutions for tomorrow’s production of windows, doors and façades. “We are really pleased that Schüco chose KUKA as its strategic partner. We see great potential for robotics and automation in the building sector in general,” comments Michael Otto, Chief Regional Officer for Germany, who signed the agreement as the KUKA representative. Dr. Walter Stadlbauer, CTO and COO of Schüco International KG, adds:

 

from the left: Dr. Walter Stadlbauer, CTO and COO of Schüco International KG, and Michael Otto, KUKA’s Chief Regional Officer for Germany, look forward to their future collaboration

The partnership between Schüco and KUKA allows two market leaders to bundle their expertise. Our objective here is clear: to further increase our customers’ competitiveness by means of automation.

Dr. Walter Stadlbauer, CTO and COO of Schüco International KG

Joint expertise for the building sector

Both companies mutually benefit from each other’s know-how. KUKA brings great experience in the in the field of robotics and automation to the partnership. Schüco provides a broad spectrum of products and services relating to the building envelope and has extensive knowledge of all the phases of the building process. As part of the collaboration, Schüco has access to KUKA’s global network of integrators. KUKA will both have access to Schüco’s global sales network and be the exclusive robot supplier of the Bielefeld-based company.

 

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