Saxony's Premier Tillich visits KUKA Systems in Schwarzenberg
Stanislaw Tillich, Premier of the Free State of Saxony, toured the machine tool manufacturing business unit of KUKA Systems GmbH during a visit to the Erz Mountains district on May 28, 2009
During the visit to KUKA, which lasted at least an hour, Tillich was briefed on the company's innovations, and Dr. Stefan Söhn, CEO of KUKA Systems GmbH, explained the KUKA business model in detail. During the tour, the premier was led through the manufacturing area, machining center, apprentice workshop, parts manufacturing press line and quality control area. The premier spoke with employees and apprentices during the tour.
Tillich praised the successful work the company is doing and was briefed on the programs that have been introduced during the economic crisis to ensure the company is fit for the future. According to Tillich, machine-tool makers and mechanical OEMs have a long tradition in the region. He added that he is happy that companies like KUKA Systems in Schwarzenberg are continuing to successfully uphold this tradition in the Erz Mountain district.