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KUKA Robotics announces system partner awards

KUKA Robotics announces system partner awards
KUKA System Partners Receive Awards at KUKA System Partner Conference

Clinton Township, Michigan — Oct 23, 2006 – KUKA Robotics Corporation awarded its top system partner awards to AMEC, Forte Automation Systems and AMF Automation Technologies. The awards were announced at KUKA Robotics’ annual System Partner Conference on September 25th, 2006 held in Chicago, Illinois.

AMEC received KUKA Robotics’ Innovation Award 2006, Forte Automation Systems received the company’s System Partner of the Year 2006 award and AMF Automation Technologies received the company’s New Partner of the Year 2006 award.

“All of our partners consistently tackle demanding projects and we are very pleased to be able to recognize this year’s top winners,” said Kevin Kozuszek, director of marketing for KUKA Robotics Corporation. “We believe our system partners’ commitment to KUKA is the cornerstone of our success.”

“We are very pleased to receive this award,” said David Halliday, vice president and director of special projects for AMEC. “Our collaboration with KUKA Robotics has allowed us to use our expertise in dynamic and complex structures to develop a truly exciting new generation of robotic amusement rides that we plan to market worldwide.”

AMEC is an international project management and services company that designs, delivers and supports client assets for customers across the public and private sectors. AMEC has approximately 7,000 employees across North America across Canada and a total of 20,000 people worldwide. AMEC is ranked No. 1 ranking on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index in its sector.

“We were very pleased to receive the 2005 innovation of the year award from KUKA Robotics last year and delighted to be acknowledged again this year as their system partner of the year,” said Toby Henderson, president of Forte Automation Systems. “We feel KUKA products and services are exemplary and continue to believe that they are key to meeting our customer’s extremely high level expectations.”

Forte Automation Systems is a system integrator specializing in integrating flexible assembly, material handling, and injection molding machine automation with manufacturing processes.

“At AMF, our engineers have integrated palletizing robots from all the major robot vendors,” said Mark Langenfeld, director of sales for AMF Automation Systems. “Our first hand experience has proven that the KUKA robot quality, design, software capabilities, and support are the best we have seen.”

AMF Automation Technologies specializes in integrated secondary packaging solutions for flexible, semi rigid, MAP, tray carton, blister pack and other challenging and unique package types. Its equipment is designed and manufactured in their Richmond, Virginia.

KUKA Robotics Corporation, with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots, with an annual production volume approaching 10,000 units, and an installed base of over 60,000 units. The company’s 5 and 6 axis robots range from 3kg to 500kg payloads, and 635mm to 3700mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. 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.
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