State of the art robotics facility opens in town

State of the art robotics facility opens in town

KUKA Robotics has been providing automated robotic solutions in the UK since 1974. After experiencing a period of significant growth, operations have now been established at a state of the art facility in Dundalk, supporting a strategy to develop our presence within the Irish market.

Having experienced an increased demand for robotic solutions in Ireland, KUKA made the decision to acquire a unit on the Brewery Business Park in Dundalk, embracing an ‘act local, serve local’ ethos.

The 281sqm offices will provide on premise client support to all of its Irish customers, including sales, customer services and training.

This strategic move will enable KUKA to strengthen relations with existing service partners and establish new partnerships aligned to the needs of the market.

To celebrate the opening of the new offices, KUKA invited business leaders and dignitaries to come and visit.

An open house was held across two days, during which visitors were given a tour of the new site and experienced demonstrations of many of the cutting edge “Industry 4.0” technologies and class leading robots that KUKA build into its automated robotic solutions.

KUKA Robotics UK CEO, Jeff Nowill said: ‘The opening of a new office in Ireland will be a significant step for KUKA and cement our position as the only OEM-robot supplier currently directly operational in the country.

“In 2014 and 2015 KUKA completed a number of significant installations in Ireland.

“A presence in the country seemed the natural next step in order that we are able to capitalise on additional opportunities and provide local support to existing customers’.

The new offices shall be headed by General Manager for Ireland, Brian Cooney, who added:

‘This is tremendously exciting for KUKA, building on our continued success in the Irish market and coming at a time when Irish manufacturing is embracing Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing technologies.

“We are eagerly looking forward to the launch of our new office this month and to welcoming our guests, old friends and new’.

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