KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3.5 billion euro and around 14,200 employees. As leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions KUKA offers its customers in the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems. The KUKA Group is headquartered in Augsburg. Since 2009, Dr. Till Reuter has been CEO of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft. Since January 2017, the Chinese Midea Group is the new majority shareholder.
KUKA stands for Industrie 4.0 made in Germany. The company has deep roots in its home location Augsburg. KUKA’s successful history began there in 1898 as Johann Josef Keller and Jakob Knappich founded an acetylene factory for lighting. The telegram abbreviation from the initial letters of the company name (“Keller und Knappich Augsburg”) became the KUKA brand name.
The headquarters of KUKA in Augsburg, the technology and development center.
This is where tradition meets innovation - this year the company is celebrating its 120th anniversary.
KUKA has grown rapidly in recent years and has developed into a global company. At the same time, the company invests in the headquarters in Augsburg, where more than 100 million euros will flow into the expansion and modernization of the location in the coming years. The project includes a new production hall as well as a new training center and an office tower. The new buildings are to be realized step by step by 2025. The planned KUKA Campus is intended to encourage start-ups and partnerships.
KUKA is a pioneer in human-robot collaboration with its sensitive robots.
KUKA is one of the leading global automation specialists and is playing a central role in the implementation of Industrie 4.0. The aim is to support customers by providing comprehensive automation and digitization know-how in order to optimize their value creation. Industrie 4.0 is bringing the digital networking of production, flexible manufacturing concepts and new business models to the fore. Through decades of experience in automation, deep process expertise and cloud-based services, KUKA gives its customers a head start.