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KUKA System Partners Receive Awards at KUKA System Partner Conference

October 252005
Clinton Township, Michigan - Oct 25, 2005 - KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it has awarded its top system partner awards to Forte Automation Systems, Grenzebach Corporation and Programming Plus. The awards were announced at KUKA Robotics' annual System Partner Conference on Oct 20th, 2005 held in Appleton, Wisconsin. Forte Automation Systems received KUKA Robotics' Innovation Award 2005, Grenzebach Corporation received the company's System Partner of the Year 2005 award and Programming Plus received the company's New Partner of the Year 2005 award.

"We believe our system partners' commitment to KUKA is the cornerstone of our success," said Joe Campbell, director of strategic alliances for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "Our partners' hard work tackling innovative and demanding projects brings a new level of robotic automation to their respective industries and we are extremely pleased to be able to recognize this year's top award winners for their outstanding contributions."

"We are delighted with KUKA's recognition of our work and we are honored to be included in such a select group of integrators," said Toby Henderson, president of Forte Automation Systems. "At Forte our goal is delivering automation solutions that not only meets but exceeds our customer's requirements. KUKA's products and expertise are key to our success in reaching that goal."

Forte Automation Systems is a system integrator specializing in integrating flexible assembly, material handling, and injection molding machine automation with manufacturing processes. More information on the company and its products can be found on its web site at www.forteautomation.com.

"Receiving KUKA Robotics' System Partner of the Year award is quite an honor," said Stefan Grenzebach, CEO and president of Grenzebach Corporation.

"The glass automation industry requires solid engineering and intelligent control systems and with KUKA Robotics as our partners we can offer the best in state-of-the-art automation solutions."

Grenzebach Corporation, with its parent company Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH, is a global manufacturer of production equipment for the flat glass and construction material industries. The North American facility was opened in 1988 in Newnan, Georgia to intensify the contact with various important market sectors in the USA. The company is staffed with full sales, engineering and construction teams to service its customers. More information on the company and its products can be found on its web site at www.grenzebach.com

"We are honored to receive this award and proud to be a part of KUKA Robotics' success," said Tom Bentley, president of Programming Plus.

"Receiving this award validates our last 10 months of work and energizes our continuing focus on building new business in advanced robotic machining and milling applications."

Programming Plus is a Value Added Reseller (VAR) specializing in services for complex milling processes. Located in New Berlin, WI the company is a leading dealer of Delcam products. The company also offers hands on training classes at its corporate offices. For more information on PPI and its products visit their website at www.programmingplus.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 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. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or online at www.kukarobotics.com
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