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KUKA opens TechCenters in Augsburg
the additional KUKA TechCenters were opened in Augsburg
Enabling profitable cooperation for all involved: KUKA TechCenters / © KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
At the end of January, the additional KUKA TechCenters were opened in Augsburg. Worldwide, they provide consultation and support services for the development of joint solutions or the performance of feasibility studies with and for KUKA, customers, integrators and system partners. The opening of at least five further locations in USA, Europe and Asia is scheduled for 2017.
Profitable cooperation for all involved
“We want long-term, profitable cooperation for all involved. That includes end customers, system integrators, technology partners and KUKA. We work together – with our customers – on the new technical solutions of the future,” said Martin Kuhnhen, Chief Sales Officer of KUKA Roboter GmbH at the opening of the TechCenters at the headquarters in Augsburg.
Unlike standard, conventional projects, the KUKA TechCenters for Spot Welding, Arc Welding, Laser, Mobile Robotics, Education and Medical Robotics enable a new form of cooperation.
Global know-how roll-out
In cooperation with local customers, valuable know-how is accumulated worldwide in the TechCenters. The aim is to roll out this knowledge globally. Consultation and support are to be provided not only by KUKA, but also, and primarily, by partners in a cooperative joint venture. Accordingly, TechCenters could also be set up at the plants of partner companies and customers in the future.
Local adaptations also in the case of global standards
Another goal of the collaboration at the TechCenter is fast adaptation of a solution. It should also be possible to implement local adaptations to global standards. The result is ready2_use packages – preconfigured, tested and coordinated application packages.
The advantage is fast on-site commissioning after the package has already been put together and validated at the KUKA plant together with partner companies. This will enable the worldwide roll-out of global standards.