KUKA receives large automotive order from Fiat Chrysler automotives
Augsburg, 11 February 2015. KUKA AG's Systems division has landed a major order from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
The job is valued in the mid-double digit million euro range. The project comprises the engineering and installation of a roof brazing line, a door and a hood assembly line. By using KUKA Robospin, a special welding system developed and patented by KUKA, seventeen KR QUANTEC robots for laser and spot welding will be employed. KUKA's TableTop hemming technology will also be incorporated into the new line. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of the 2014 fiscal year.
“With high-tech products such as flexible systems for laser welding and Robospin as a reliable process for aluminum spot welding, KUKA emphasizes the high degree of automation in this system,” says Frank Klingemann, CEO of KUKA Systems GmbH.
“We are pleased to have been able to win the customer's confidence with our products”, comments Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG. “This order is a distinction for our innovative technologies which are in use around the world”.