Largest KUKA project to date in Australia
Bosch's Australian division is expanding large-scale production for COVID-19 rapid tests at Ellume – following the already successful collaboration in 2020. The goal is 27 state-of-the-art automated assembly lines to increase production capacity. The 144 KUKA robots ordered for this purpose are from the KR AGILUS series and are designed for maximum operating speeds – crucial for the Ellume project, which has a capacity of nine parts per second. Three lines for the Brisbane plant have already been successfully installed and full production has begun.
In addition, another completely new plant with 24 production lines is being built in the United States in Frederick, Maryland. The first delivery of US lines is currently being installed, with the last lines to follow by mid-2022. With a volume in the low single-digit million euro range, this is the largest KUKA project for an Australian company to date.