120 years KUKA Spirit

In 1898, Johann Josef Keller and Jakob Knappich founded an acetylene plant for street lighting in Augsburg. The telegram abbreviation as name remained, the company changed: Over the years, KUKA has reinvented itself time and again and today is one of the world’s leading providers of intelligent automation. This year, KUKA is celebrating its birthday – and we have collected a few special congratulations.

The KUKA trade fair team came up with something very special for the big anniversary: ​​At the industry trade fair automatica 2018 in Munich, the Smart Factory produced individual anniversary robots for visitors at the trade fair stand. A good opportunity to ask visitors and staff about their wishes for KUKA.

Tina Pawlikowska, Student

KUKA is for me…
… an innovative company in Augsburg.

My wish for KUKA is…
… another 120 years.

automatica 2018
automatica 2018

Peter Lawrence, Device Insight

KUKA is for me…
… Industry 4.0.

My wish for KUKA is…
… further innovative concepts in Industry 4.0 and many more successful projects together.

Dimitra Tsitsikopoulou, Student

KUKA is for me…
orange!

My wish for KUKA is…
… many more innovations.

automatica 2018
automatica 2018

Klaus Stürmer, Siemens Healthcare GmbH

KUKA is for me…
… powerful industrial robots.

My wish for KUKA is…
… to keep the German DNA.

Tanja Hillemann, KUKA

KUKA is for me…
… more than just a job.

My wish for KUKA is…
…that we continue to work together so motivated for the next 120 years, always maintaining our spirit.

automatica 2018

More information about 120 years KUKA can be found on our website.

Why a company’s history is that important? That explains Dr. Dirk Reder, an expert on the communication of history, in our blog article 3 questions, 3 answers: “Only history can explain the present”.

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