KUKA supplies 500 industrial robots to Ford Europe
International carmakers continue to invest heavily in new models and manufacturing systems
Thanks to these initiatives, KUKA was able to win another major order in August 2011 for the supply of industrial robots to Ford Europe.
The Ford factory in Genk, Belgium will receive KUKA robots. KUKA will also supply industrial robots to the Ford factory in Valencia, Spain.
The robots will be used mainly for spot welding and material transportation on the car body assembly lines in both plants. Beginning at the end of 2011, a total of 500 industrial robots will be shipped to the two Ford plants in Europe under the terms of the blanket order signed in August 2011.
"We are pleased to have received this order from our longstanding, important automotive customer," said Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG. "The order strengthens our position in our core market, Europe, and thus helps us expand our international business."