The Augsburg-based company plans to triple the size of its operations in Mexico over the next few years by using new cutting tools. In cooperation with local distributor CC Tools, Dormer Pramet will provide KUKA’s subsidiary in Toluca de Lerdo, just outside of Mexico City, with more than 150 different round tools, special end mills, and reamers. The two companies plan to collaborate closely and have already tested all tools on site under the prevalent manufacturing conditions.
KUKA produces in Mexico state-of-the-art modular industrial robots, which cover all conventional payload categories from 3 kg to 1,000 kg. The order books are already chock-full until 2022. The Augsburg company is already expecting to double production in Mexico in 2018 and to expand its capacities even further with a full floor of CNC machines by the end of 2019.