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Kuka Robotics partners with Dormer Pramet in Mexico

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 03 May 2018

Set to triple the size of its operations in Mexico with the backing of the cutting tool manufacturer.

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(Left to right) MA Eduardo Medina (Director of Operations, KUKA) and Ing. Rafael Isaias (Mexico National Sales Manager, Dormer Pramet)

To support the rapid expansion at its Mexico facility, the team at Kuka Robotics has appointed Dormer Pramet as its primary cutting tools supplier over the next three years. Working with local distributor CC Tools, Dormer Pramet will provide more than 150 standard round tools, special end mills and reamers, as well as indexable inserts and cutters.

Kuka Robotics is an international producer of intelligent automation solutions, with total sales of around three billion Euros and whose primary customers are from the automotive and general engineering industries.

Kuka Mexico is located in Toluca de Lerdo, just outside of Mexico City, and offers a broad range of highly modular robots, covering all common payload categories from 3kg to 1000kg. Currently, the Kuka Toluca de Lerdo facility has nine CNC machines, with eight conventional milling machines, one CNC lathe and two conventional lathes.

Another four machines will be arriving in early 2018. Kuka has work order contracts signed until 2022 and expects to double production in 2018 with a full floor of CNC machines by the end of 2019.

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