Kuka to provide robots for GAC electric vehicle project

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Global automation company Kuka has won a contract with Chinese OEM GAC to supply industrial robots for the manufacture of electric vehicles.

Kuka will deliver approximately 430 industrial robots, including units from its KR Quantec and KR Fortec series, as well as controllers. The robots will be used for joining and handling tasks in body-in-white production. Kuka’s cloud-based Connect platform will also be implemented, providing GAC with access to robot data.

“This contract underscores our expertise in automation,” said Till Reuter, CEO of Kuka (above). “At the same time, we are further strengthening our position in the growth market of Asia and profiting from the megatrend toward automation.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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