Kuka Rolls Out World's Heaviest Palletizing Robots for Indian Market

The company sees food & beverage, fast moving consumer goods  and logistics among primary target markets.

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Kuka Robotics (India) (www.kuka-robotics.com/india/en), an industrial robotics supplier, has launched a range of palletizing robots said to be the world’s heaviest. These robots will address the potential demand from food & beverage, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and logistics industries in India.

R.S. Rathee, managing director of Kuka Robotics India, said, “We are delighted to bring in the world’s heaviest palletizing robots into India. With an improving economy and increased demand for goods, there is a huge potential for designing products to improve palletizing efficiency in Indian industry.”

The growth of industrial robots is gaining speed in India as companies in the three industries increase their operations in the country.

According to estimates, the $70 billion food and beverage industry and $24 billion FMCG industry have an annual growth rate of 20 percent. With the Indian economy expected to grow at the rate of 6 percent to 8 percent, the $14 billion logistic industry is poised for a quantum leap, thereby providing a huge potential for palletizing robots.

Heavy lifting

The company claims that the new range of robots will help load goods safely and reduce wastage. Kuka said that these palletizing robots, called the KR 1000 1300 “titan” PA and KR700 PA, could safely load goods of 1,300 kiligrams (kg) (2,860 pounds) and 700 kg (1,540 pounds), respectively.

“As per our internal research, we feel that the demand for heavy palletizing robots is likely to grow in India and we feel that there is a large market for them in food, beverages, FMCG and logistics in the country,” Rathee added.

Together with its strong network of system partners, Kuka Robots meets the demand for high output rates and efficient palletizing with a convincing package of solutions: all Kuka palletizing robots have a large working envelope and thus allow high stack heights and use of even the largest grippers.

Kuka Robotics (India) is part of the worldwide operating Kuka Robot Group. It was incorporated in India in May 2006. With Indian operations headquartered in Gurgaon, Kuka India has a state-of-the-art service and training centre in Pune. Today Kuka India’s key clientele include most of the automobile and other engineering as well as non-engineering companies.

Uday Lal Pai, udaylalpai@gmail.com, is a freelance journalist based in India.

Kuka Robotics (India)
www.kuka-robotics.com/india/en

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