AutomaTech Robotik and KUKA Robotics extend partnership to the North American market

SAINT-APOLLINAIRE, Quebec -- The long-standing partnership between the Canadian robotic automation provider AutomaTech Robotik and robot manufacturer KUKA has been extended to include the entire North American woodworking market. The focus of the partnership is to promote AutomaTech’s woodworking machine tending systems based on KUKA robots in Canada and the U.S.

KUKA provides German-engineered and built industrial robots, along with a wide range of positioners, slides, sensitive and collaborative robots, mobile platforms, mobile robots and Industry 4.0 systems.

AutomaTech Robotik is a Canadian system integrator based in Quebec that has been helping wood manufacturers achieve sustainable and growth since 1997. The company’s technological innovations recently attracted the attention of Stiles Machinery. The two companies signed a strategic partnership to blend Homag CNC equipment with proven advancements in robotic part handling based on KUKA robots.

According to Tommy Gagnon, CEO of AutomaTech Robotik, “KUKA has always been a true partner to AutomaTech Robotik. We are excited to combine our strengths to offer the North American market the most efficient and agile wood transformation automation. The combination of KUKA’s robot technology with AutomaTech’s software and integration skills will enable manufacturers to grow through the smart implementation of robotics.”

“AutomaTech Robotik is a long-time, trusted system partner that builds innovative, quality products leveraging the strengths and unique features of KUKA robots,” said KUKA Sales Channel Manager Philip Peloso. “Their technology, industry expertise and focus on the customer has allowed them to carve out a strong market position. KUKA Robotics is proud to extend our collaboration with them as a strategic machine automation partner in the North American Woodworking Market.”



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