Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider, and KUKA, a globally leading automation company, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently to deepen their global partnership.
Huawei and KUKA have cooperated so far in new technology innovation and in joint event marketing. Huawei 5G @ KUKA has aroused great public interests at live demonstrations in various industrial events, e.g. at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, CeBIT 2017 in Hannover and the HANNOVER MESSE 2017. Now both sides decided to enhance their cooperation into another level.
KUKA AG CEO Dr. Till Reuter said, “With Huawei, an established leader in global ICT technologies and IoT solutions and with its influential role in China – a world-wide centre of manufacturing, this new cooperation focuses will open a great amount of realistic opportunities for us to drive and facilitate early acceptance of the smart production applications in the manufacturing sector and hence a highly appreciated value add to our customers.”
“KUKA is one of the primary drivers of Industry 4.0 and plays an active role in promoting and developing smart factory solutions in Germany and across the world,” said Huawei Board Executive Director and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer William Xu.
“Huawei and KUKA are totally complementary with each other. Together with KUKA we’re confident the new partnership will enable each other to contribute more and faster in advancing the potential of smart manufacturing to revolutionize industry processes.”
Huawei and KUKA will continue their cooperation in areas of Industry 4.0 and in the relevant standard organisations and will jointly drive towards an effective convergence of activities in German Industry 4.0 programme and in Made in China 2025 programme.
The MoU was signed at Huawei HQ in Shenzhen, China, by Dr. Reuter and Xu, following a successful Huawei and KUKA strategy alignment Summit.