Kuka About KUKA Roboter GmbH

Editor: Lisa Saller, Lisa Saller

KUKA Roboter GmbH, with its headquarters in Augsburg, is a member of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft and ranks among the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots. Core competencies are development, production and sale of industrial robots, controllers and software.

KUKA @HMI 2015
KUKA @HMI 2015

The company is the market leader in Germany and Europe and the number three in the world. KUKA Roboter GmbH employs about 3640 people worldwide. In 2014, sales totaled 834,6 million Euro. 26 subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, America and Asia.

The use of industrial robots has increased steadily in recent years. For KUKA’s customers, automation “made by KUKA Roboter” is the decisive key to higher productivity and greater cost-effectiveness. It improves product quality, reduces cost-intensive use of materials and minimizes the consumption of dwindling energy resources. Robots replace the rigid and expensive special machines that were still customary fifteen years ago with highly flexible automation solutions.


In the past, industrial robots were used almost exclusively in the automotive sector and in series production. Thanks to the systematic ongoing development of KUKA robot and control technology, KUKA robots have now become established in many other sectors besides the automotive industry. The primary objective here is the development of applications in new markets – particularly in the fields of foodstuffs, plastics, metalworking, foundry, electronics, medical technology and the entertainment industry.

KUKA Roboter GmbH is the one robot supplier that has dedicated itself to simplifying every dimension of robotics. The company is committed to supplying flexible solutions for all areas of automation. This is made possible by the innovative products of the Augsburg-based manufacturer. The KUKA controller generation makes automation easy: easy to plan, easy to integrate, easy to use, easy to maintain and easy to adapt to the specific needs of customers. With the KR C4 controller, the KR QUANTEC robot family, KR AGILUS series and last but not least the 2013 featured lightweight robot LBR iiwa KUKA demonstrate how safe and energy efficient robots can be.

The vision of KUKA Roboter GmbH is to establish the robot as an intelligent assistant. He shall assist the people with his high quality work and also enable the economic use of robots to small and medium-sized enterprises.