PorscheGermany – With locations in Schwarzenberg, Germany, and Dubnica, Slovakia, and a workforce of 600 individuals, the business will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the sports car manufacturer. Kuka Systems will soon be turned into ‘Porsche Werkzeugbau’, subject to approval under anti-trust law.

“By taking over the tool-making division, Porsche is making important moves for the sports car production of the future,” commented Matthias Müller, president of the executive board, Porsche AG. “From a strategic point of view, the integration is a major step for us.”

Oliver Blume, member of the executive board – Production and Logistics, added: “Innovative tool concepts are enabling us to implement the emotional design typical of Porsche with the maximum possible quality. The employees of our new subsidiary are distinguished by their very high level of expertise across every step of the tool-making process. We are especially able to profit from this expertise in complex aluminium parts relevant to lightweight design.”

Kuka’s tool-making business, with a history which stretches back more than a century, offers expertise in method planning, engineering design, tool-making and systems solutions for forming and cutting tools.