KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around EUR 3.2 billion and around 14,200 employees. As a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions KUKA offers its customers everything from a single source: from robots and cells to fully automated systems and their networking in markets such as automotive, electronics, general industry, consumer goods, e-commerce/retail and healthcare.
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. This is where tradition meets innovation, because KUKA sets trends in robotics, for example with a new generation of sensitive robots.
KUKA has grown rapidly in recent years and has developed into a global company.
As one of the world's leading automation specialists, KUKA plays a central role in the implementation of intelligent automation. 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 and supports them with optimizing value creation.