June 20, 2018, Munich - KAMAZ PTC and KUKA signed a global strategic partnership agreement at the Automatica 2018 exhibition. The agreement lays a foundation for KAMAZ’s broad production automation and robotics program, and takes the cooperation of the two companies to a new, global level.
Sergey Kogogin, General Director, KAMAZ PTC, and Stefan Lampa, CEO KUKA Division Industries, signed the agreement. Complementing the previously executed arrangements, the new global agreement grants KAMAZ exclusive rights to purchase industrial robots, and access to global KUKA state-of-the-art technologies. The scope of industrial robots delivered to KAMAZ’s facilities will be specified to match the customer’s needs.
“Launching a new generation of trucks, development of energy efficient urban and long-haul vehicles, and many other areas we have been successfully working on, would have been impossible without investments into the production and deployment of modern equipment," says Sergey Kogogin. “Technology and engineering are the key pillars of a successful manufacturing business. For further development and expanding our market share we need assistance from the robotics leaders, and KUKA, our long-term partner, is one of them.” He also emphasized that the partnership between KAMAZ and KUKA is efficient and long-standing. The agreement signed in Munich is yet another step to develop the business and to strengthen the strategic partnership of both companies.
Signing the agreement, Stefan Lampa commented, “For over 25 years our companies have been implementing joint projects and deploying new generation robotics solutions at the giant truck manufacturer. We highly appreciate our partnership with KAMAZ. We are interested in supporting leading Russian companies that meet the latest Industrie 4.0 digital standards."
KUKA is one of the leading industrial robot suppliers. KAMAZ first deployed KUKA robots over 25 years ago. Today, in the company’s manufacturing facilities new generation robots are in operation. For instance, a cab welding line for a new product line was launched in 2015 at the press and frame production facility. The line consists of welding cells equipped with high load KUKA robots. The robots offer high productivity and perform with a high quality. Besides, KUKA robots are in use at KAMAZ truck factory and the engine factory.