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Kuka Robotics Commits to New Technical Facility at Scott Technology Transfer & Incubator Center

April 242006
New Facility to Provide Showroom Testing and Validation of Robotic Concepts

Clinton Township, Michigan — April, 2006 – KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has signed a lease at the Scott Technology Transfer & Incubator Center in Omaha Nebraska with plans to open a new technical facility. The facility will serve as a new showroom testing and validation center for robotic concepts. Scheduled for a fall opening, the new center further demonstrates KUKA Robotics’ commitment to develop new robotic technologies in the United States.

"The Scott Technology Center is an excellent fit for KUKA Robotics as both share the vision of excellence in the creation and development of tools for emerging technologies," said Kevin Kozuszek, director of marketing for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "Additionally we are very pleased to be able to further expand the availability of KUKA automation technology with the development of this new facility."

The Scott Technology Center is an outgrowth of The Peter Kiewit Institute and provides facilities and infrastructure for large and small organizations directly partnered with The Peter Kiewit Institute. The Technology complex currently totals 220,000 square feet of engineering and technology related facilities. Opening late 2001, the Technology Center includes a technology and business incubator having graduated 5 companies and currently housing approximately 4 start-up companies with the majority of the complex comprised of larger, more established technology transfer organizations. For more information on the Scott Technology Center, visit www.scott-technology.com

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 570kg 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. KUKA robots are found in a multitude of applications including: material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or visit their website at www.kukarobotics.com
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