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Acquisition to help KUKA build factory of the future

20 December 2017

KUKA has acquired software firm Visual Components in a bid to define the next level in intelligent automation.

Visual Components has specialised in software solutions for 3D simulation in factory planning. This simulation is to be added to the KUKA product portfolio and is an important component when it comes to designing the factory of the future.

The software from Visual Components is used worldwide for planning and decision-making processes. With its easy-to-use products and open architecture, the Finland-based company sets standards in the visualisation and simulation of complete production processes.

3D simulation is an important element in the design of the factory of the future. Visual Components offers innovative solutions in this field.

Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG said: “For KUKA, the simulation tool is an important milestone with great potential for solutions in KUKA’s simulation ecosystem. After all, simulation is one of the key elements for technological innovations such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, cloud technology and the Internet of Things.”

Juha Renfors, CEO and founder of Visual Components added: “Visual Components and KUKA have been working together successfully for many years. We have found a strong and reliable partner for continued international growth.”