NUREMBERG, GERMANY - Woodworking machinery giant Homag has teamed with Kuka, a German manufacturer of industrial robots, in an effort to expand the presence of advanced robotics in the woodworking industry.
At the Holz-Handwerk fair in Nuremberg, Germany, the two companies announced "intensive cooperation" on global development projects. The focus is on the sale of automated solutions for the global wood-processing market. Two such projects have already been launched in China and Germany.
Both companies expect to benefit from the partnership.
“We are very proud that Homag has chosen Kuka as a strategic partner for the automation of its world-leading wood processing machines,” said Stefan Lampa, CEO of Kuka's industries division.
“As a result of the partnership with Kuka, we can offer our customers around the world even more comprehensive integrated robotic solutions from a single source," said Homag head of automation technology Christian Reiter.
Founded in 1898, Kuka is known around the world as a leader in robotics and automation, operating 25 subsidiaries in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia.
Homag manufactures woodworking machinery and has a presence in over 100 countries, employing 6400 workers.
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