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KUKA to provide 430 robots to GAC for EV production

China-based GAC Group has selected KUKA as a supplier for the automation of its new, innovative production facility in Guangzhou. KUKA has been commissioned to deliver about 430 industrial robots for manufacturing electric cars.

The order value lies in the high double-digit million euro range and was booked in the second quarter of 2018.


The robots of the KR QUANTEC series & KR FORTEC series including controller will be used for joining and handling tasks in body-in-white production.

The cloud-based platform KUKA Connect specially developed by KUKA will also be implemented besides the KUKA robots. This platform affords customers easy access to the data of their robots and allows them to analyze the data. The information can be accessed flexibly on any end devices.

This contract underscores our expertise in automation. At the same time, we are further strengthening our position in the growth market of Asia and profiting from the megatrend towards automation.

— Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG


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