KUKA Aerospace opens Everett, WA facility to support growth

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - KUKA Aerospace, a leader in automated manufacturing systems for aircraft manufacturing and assembly, is locating its first US facility outside of Michigan in Everett, WA. The 29,000 sq ft center will provide a service and maintenance hub close to KUKA Aerospace customers on the West Coast and help support the current expansion of the company's business. It is expected that about 75 employees will work out of the facility when it is fully operational. KUKA Aerospace, the global aerospace division of the KUKA Systems Group, is based in Sterling Heights, MI. The company's manufacturing and assembly solutions include state-of-the-art automated systems, from static and mobile robotic drilling and fastening cells to entire assembly lines. KUKA's current project portfolio includes orders from some of the world's largest aerospace manufacturers to design and build assembly systems for next generation commercial, business and military fixed wing and rotary aircraft.

ABOUT KUKA SYSTEMS:

KUKA Systems is an international supplier of engineering services and flexible automation systems for the Automotive, Aerospace, Energy, and Industrial Solutions segments. Some 3,900 employees worldwide work on ideas, concepts and solutions for automated production and the provision of products and services for virtually all tasks in the industrial processing of metallic and non-metallic materials. The range is presented and marketed internationally via the subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, America and Asia. KUKA Systems, headquartered in Augsburg/Germany, had sales revenues of 1.05 billion euros for the 2013 business year. KUKA Systems North America LLC, based in Sterling Heights, MI, is responsible for the North American business and the worldwide aerospace division.

SOURCE KUKA Systems Corporation North America

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