Audi relies on cooperation with Kuka for the body construction of two important volume models.
In the second quarter of 2021, Kuka was commissioned with the planning, delivery and integration into several body assembly lines for the underbody of two new vehicle models in the mid-size and luxury classes. With this order in the mid-single-digit million euro range, Audi is once again relying on Kuka’s technological expertise.
For the sub-area of the underbody, Kuka is responsible for the integration and partial cycle time reduction in two fully automated body assembly lines. Around 200 Kuka robots handle process technologies such as resistance spot welding and gluing here.
“Our many years of experience in designing flexible and efficient manufacturing processes make us a reliable partner to the automotive industry,” said Gerald Mies, CEO Kuka Systems GmbH.
Kuka is an internationally active automation group with sales of around €2.6 billion (2020) and around 14,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Augsburg. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, Kuka offers customers everything from a single source: from robots to cells to fully automated systems and their networking in markets such as automotive, electronics, metal & plastic, consumer goods, e-commerce/retail and healthcare.