Despite the high demand, KUKA too is impacted by the difficult underlying economic conditions such as the semiconductor shortage and the effects of Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine with material bottlenecks, faltering supply chains and rising costs.
“The challenge at present is primarily to generate revenues and thus profits from the orders. Our teams are working hard to ensure that we can manufacture and deliver our products under significantly more difficult conditions. Global uncertainties and risks will remain with us for some time to come. But KUKA has the right strategy with new products and solutions for fast-growing markets,” says Peter Mohnen. “The economy is facing enormous global challenges. Automation solutions help companies around the world to respond to these issues.”
Energy-efficient robots or smart simulation software, for example, can help optimize production and conserve resources; and digitally connected manufacturing processes can make data such as energy consumption measurable and help reduce costs.
The full interim report on the first half-year 2022 can be found here.