KUKA Systems wins supplier excellence awards

Company recognized for performance in assembly line projects, commercial excellence

April 20, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff

AUGSBURG, GERMANY: KUKA Systems, a global systems integrator and developer of body shop automation solutions, has received supplier excellence awards from two automakers. General Motors named KUKA Systems as a Global Supplier of the Year for 2011. The award recognized the company’s performance conducting assembly line projects in Europe.

“Given our long-standing, reliable business relationship with GM, we are extremely proud that our exceptional performance has been honored in this way,” says Frank Klingemann, CEO of KUKA Systems GmbH, which is responsible for KUKA Systems’ European operations, including work performed for GM. In China, the Shanghai division of Volkswagen AG awarded KUKA Systems China the silver medal in the commercial excellence category as part of its annual awards.

“KUKA Systems has had a close business relationship with Shanghai Volkswagen for some years now,” says Dr. Tao Wang, CEO of KUKA Systems China. “Last year, once again, we implemented a number of interesting projects together. This award is confirmation of our successful cooperation.”

Last year, KUKA Systems was named tooling supplier of the year by aerospace giant Northrop Grumman for helping develop the integrated assembly line for manufacturing center fuselages for the F-35 fighter jet.