KUKA is one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent robot-based automation solutions, with products ranging from single source robots and cells to fully automated systems. KUKA, a German-based company symbolic of Industry 4.0, joined the Midea Group in 2016.

With decades of experience in automation, process management, and cloud-based services, KUKA aims to offer customers comprehensive automation and digitalization solutions with a focus on the digital networking of production, flexible manufacturing and new business models.

At KUKA, tradition meets innovation. The company’s success story began in 1898 in Augsburg, Germany, when Johann Josef Keller and Jakob Knappich founded an acetylene plant for lighting. The well-known KUKA brand name originated as the telegram abbreviation of the former company name “Keller und Knappich Augsburg”.