Daimler automotive group and KUKA signs major contract

KR FORTEC with linear unit

The Daimler automotive group and the Augsburg-based automation specialist KUKA signed a new framework contract for the coming years. The order encompasses a four-figure number of robots and linear units with other KUKA technologies such as software and controllers, including the KR FORTEC heavy-duty robot and the next-gen of the KR QUANTEC. 


The KUKA products and solutions will be used for the production of bodies-in-white and drive trains at various locations over the next few years. Among other things, KUKA’s portfolio of digital services. 


Peter Mohnen, the CEO, KUKA Group, said: “Our companies are connected through nearly 100 years of successful partnership, and is continued with the new framework contract. We are delighted that KUKA’s comprehensive automation expertise has proved convincing.” 

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