Innovative Škoda factory succeeds with KUKA LBR iiwa
Škoda Auto, MATADOR Group and KUKA have come together in the town of Vrchlabí, Czech Republic, for a manufacturing initiative without borders or fences. This is happening in an automobile factory that produces direct-shift-gearbox automatic transmissions. There, an industrial robot does what industrial robots do best: grow productivity, reduce costs and improve output quality.
February 8, 2017
A three-cornered venture
With roots starting in 19th century bicycle making, Škoda Auto has been making vehicles for more than a century and has been a part of the Volkswagen Group since 1991. The MATADOR Group is also more than 100 years old, and has increasingly focused on digital factories and Industry 4.0. KUKA, a global leader in the creation of industrial robots and solutions for factory automation, is a key enabler in this three-cornered venture that involves hardware, software and, especially, people.
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