KUKA Robotics Expands Global Reach with the Opening of Canadian Subsidiary

TORONTO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 22, 2009 KUKA Roboter GmbH is pleased to announce the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary in Canada. The Canadian subsidiary will serve the growing number of KUKA robotics customers in Canada by providing local sales, services and support.

In response to the announcement of the Canadian subsidiary, Stuart Shepherd President of KUKA Robotics U.S. and CEO of KUKA Robotics Canada stated, “Opening of the Canadian subsidiary is a key step in support of KUKA’s continued growth in the Canadian marketplace. We see strong growth potential for KUKA in all industrial markets. This subsidiary will allow KUKA to offer direct support of products and services to new and existing customers while continuing to work with KUKA's System Partners and integrators to deliver consistent high quality, innovative turnkey systems.”

KUKA robots, controls, and omniMove™ motion systems are utilized in many different facets of the robotics industry from automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, entertainment, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries and in multiple applications including material handling, packaging, palletizing, welding and surface finishing. Plans for the facility location and grand opening will be announced in the near future.

About the KUKA Robot Group

KUKA Robotics Canada, Ltd., with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg Germany (a group of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft), ranks among the world's leading supplier of industrial robots and material handling vehicles. Core competencies include the development, production, and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software, linear units, and omniMove™ omni-directional motion platforms. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries and in multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. The company’s robots range from 5kg to 1300kg payloads, and 635mm to 3900mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. The company is the market leader in Germany and Europe, and number three in the world. The KUKA Robot Group employs about 2,200 people worldwide. Of these, 1,200 are employed in Germany, either at the KUKA Robot Group headquarters in Augsburg, or at various subsidiaries. In 2008, sales totaled 474 million euro. Twenty-six subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, the Americas and Asia. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or visit their website at www.kukarobotics.com.

The KUKA logo is a registered trademark of KUKA Roboter GmbH. KUKA is a trademark of KUKA AG. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.



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