KMT Extends Exclusive Relationship with FANUC

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KMT Robotic Solutions, Inc., and FANUC Robotics America, Inc., has announced a multi-year extension of their decade long exclusive relationship agreement. This agreement continues to provide KMT Robotic Solutions with the exclusive responsibility to apply FANUC robots in waterjet and routing/drilling applications for customers manufacturing plastic, composite and soft-trim products in the Americas.

“Our 10-year exclusive relationship with FANUC Robotics in the waterjet and routing markets has enabled both KMT and FANUC Robotics America to enhance our mutual products and services to the substantial benefit of our customers,” says Kevin McManus, president and CEO of KMT Robotic Solutions. “FANUC’s willingness to entrust KMT with the sole responsibility to develop standard and unique product and technology solutions for companies manufacturing plastic, composite and soft trim products has enabled us to significantly advance the related technology, and in turn, help our customers make more money and improve the safety of their plants. In return, FANUC Robotics has been an excellent partner. Their products are innovative and reliable which leads to strong customer satisfaction and reinforces FANUC’s leadership position in the robotics industry. FANUC Robotics America has the industry’s largest product development group in the Americas. KMT and FANUC Robotics work together as a team to incorporate the needs of our customers in their product development plans.”

“We are pleased to continue to work with KMT as our exclusive partner in the Americas for these applications and materials,” says Kevin Ostby, vice president of FANUC Robotics America. “KMT has worked closely with FANUC Robotics for 25 years and has spent the last decade significantly advancing this technology and satisfying customers. They are a premier member of our Integrator Network, and have helped us achieve a leading market position for robotic waterjet and routing applications in the Americas. We look forward to continuing our work with them to help even more companies in the Americas improve the cost, quality and overall performance of their manufacturing operations through the proper and creative application of our robots for waterjet and routing applications.”

KMT Robotic Solutions was formed in December of 2006 with the union of KMT Cutting Systems in Ronneby, Sweden, and Robotic Production Technology in Auburn Hills, Michigan. KMT Robotic Solutions has more than 3,500 robots installed around the world and more than 25 years experience developing, designing, building, servicing, and supporting robotic cutting, trimming, and cleaning solutions for manufacturing customers. With direct and relationship partner locations in Europe, the Americas, China, and Japan, KMT is strategically positioned to serve the global market. For more information go to www.kmtgroup.com/robotic.

FANUC Robotics America, Inc., designs, engineers, and manufactures industrial robots and robotic systems for a wide range of applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing, palletizing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing, and dispensing. The company also provides application-specific software, controls, vision products, and complete support services. After 27 years of success, FANUC Robotics maintains its position as the leading robotics company in the Americas. A subsidiary of FANUC LTD in Japan, the company is headquartered in Detroit and has facilities in Chicago, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Toronto, Aguascalientes, Mexico, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over 210,000 FANUC robots are installed worldwide.

Visit online at www.fanucrobotics.com.