KUKA announced plans to invest in the expansion and modernization of its Augsburg, Germany, headquarters location.

“KUKA has developed into a worldwide innovation leader in Industrie 4.0 in recent years,” says Dr. Till Reuter, chief executive officer of KUKA AG. “A key factor in this global success are KUKA’s German roots. We are investing in our home location and thus in our innovative strength.”

The construction project includes a new parking garage with 1,000 spaces, a new, 2-level production hall as well as a new training center and an office tower. The new buildings are to be completed by 2025 and will provide room for a total of 1,600 workstations. Beyond this, the planned KUKA campus is intended to encourage start-ups and partnerships with other companies and the Augsburg Innovation Park.

“Our home location meets important prerequisites for our development. The participation in startups and partnerships with business and science represent key aspects here,” adds Reuter. “Augsburg offers us the right environment for this.”

Last year, KUKA inaugurated its new Development and Technology Center on Zugspitzstrasse in Augsburg. Thanks to this new concept, the training and production areas as well as further office spaces will be incorporated into a more modern structure that can be expanded on a modular basis.