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Komatsu acquires Swedish Oryx Simulations
18/04/2018 - 10:49 AM
Komatsu Forest acquired Oryx Simulations, based in Umeå, Sweden. Komatsu Forest and Oryx Simulation share a long history. During the 1990s a project was started by Komatsu Forest and Umeå University that was the starting point for Oryx Simulations
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Weinig-Luxscan provides automated strength grading with certificate
17/04/2018 - 06:00 AM
Optimization of glulam production with a new scanner line
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Homag Group sets up a Smart Factory for furniture production
16/04/2018 - 12:06 PM
Homag continues to grow with system solutions and booked a major order worth more than EUR 60 million in the first quarter of 2018
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DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR: European flooring producers seek for market opportunities in China
16/04/2018 - 11:16 AM
At this year's 20th DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, which took place from 20 to 22 March, 1,500 of international and local exhibitors of around 40 countries gathered in the 150,000 m2 exhibition hall, and attracted the attention of tens of thousand visitors. Around 21% of the exhibiting space was occupied by international brands, a sign that Domotex Asia is increasing its internationality.
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Homag and Kuka to enter into partnership

27/03/2018 - 11:20 AM

The Homag Group and KUKA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement at the HOLZ-HANDWERK trade fair in Nuremberg.

The companies have agreed intensive cooperation on global development projects. Two such projects have already been launched in China and Germany. The aim of the partnership is to join forces in developing smart robot solutions and selling them to the global woodworking market.

The collaboration will benefit from KUKA's broad experience gained in different sectors in the field of robotics and from its large network of certified partners, who are located in numerous countries around the world and not only program KUKA robots but also integrate them at customer sites.

The Homag Group has an in-depth process knowledge of the woodworking industry and a strong, global sales network. Together, the Homag Group and KUKA can offer new, smart robot solutions to support the worldwide trend toward automation and increased availability.

Says Pekka Paasivaara, CEO of the Homag Group: “With our customers in mind, we are always looking for partners to expand our range of solutions - and we only want the best in the market. One of them is undoubtedly KUKA for solutions in robotics and smart automation.”

Cristian Reiter, Head of the Automation Technology Business Unit at the Homag Group, adds: “The partnership with KUKA enables us to offer our customers around the world even more extensively integrated robot solutions from a single source.”

“The collaboration with Homag is a mile stone in a long effort by KUKA to build an offer of products and services aimed at the general industry. We are very proud that Homag has chosen KUKA as its strategic partner for its needs in robotizing Homag’s world leading wood working machinery”, says Stefan Lampa, CEO KUKA Division Industries.

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